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Five cars targeted in overnight criminal damage spree in Bessbrook

Five cars have been targeted during an overnight criminal damage spree in Bessbrook recently.

Police in Newry today appealed for information after the incidents, which happened in the Gardens, Clogharevan area.

Constable Arbuthnot said: “Sometime overnight between midnight and 10am on Saturday, September 20, it was reported that five cars parked in the area were damaged.”

“It is believed all the cars received damage to the side of their vehicles. Enquiries are continuing.”

Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has said the acts of criminal damage had caused great concern and anger in the locality.

“This type of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage cannot be tolerated and has to be challenged,” she said.

“This latest incident has caused great concern and anger. I would appeal for anyone with information on this specific incident to contact the PSNI.

“I would also hope that the police will focus resources in Bessbrook so that a clear message is sent to those engaged in these criminal acts.”

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