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The Liberal. ie has posted footage of an attack against gardaí carried out in Dorgheda outside a pub where an 18th birthday party had been booked. Gardaí were attacked when they arrived at the event and one garda can been seen being kicked in the head multiple times.
Footage emerges of gangs from Balbriggan kicking a defenceless garda in the head in a mini riot in Drogheda last night and bragging "good enough for the garda pigs" 😱Tell us your thoughts on this behaviour? 🤔Like our page ➡TheLiberal.ie for videos ✅Crd: Pat Molloy
Posted by TheLiberal.ie on Saturday, August 10, 2019
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The person who circulated the video online was gleeful about the attack.
“I f**king love my young drillers. Good enough for em f**ing pigs. Feckkkkk these guys are dumb. They done skiddy bop on the pigs head””.
The Independent is reporting that five people were arrested after the public order incident.
“Things turned violent inside the venue before spilling onto the street outside around 9.30pm.”
The Independent is also reporting that locals said some of the youths involved are believed to have travelled from North County Dublin.
Balbriggan has been the source of a lot of crime committed by African gangs in recent years. Due to the town’s proximity to the Mosney asylum centre, many Africans were settled there. There has been a spate of muggings on children with African gangs using the train line to get around.
A source told the Independent there had been previous trouble in the town involving “youths” coming from north county Dublin.
“They booked what was supposedly a birthday party in a pub here in Drogheda but there was no party as such it was actually a rave.
“A fight kicked off at that and when security staff managed to get them out the row continued on the street.
“It was going on for maybe ten minutes before the cops got here, the whole area was a no go area until the cops cleared them out of there.”
“One poor cop was rushed by a load of them who kind of bowled him over by weight of numbers.”
“When he hit the floor they started kicking him around the place, some of them were actually dancing on his head and there was blood everywhere.”
“To be fair when that happened the cops colleagues really upped their game and just went for it and the batons came out they really rode to the rescue.
“I’d know most of the local teenagers and these guys were definitely from out of town I didn’t recognise any of them but their accents were definitely from north county Dublin.
“They were scumbags acting like animals hunting in a pack, I doubt any one of them would have been brave enough to take the cop, who was a big bloke, on in a one to one scrap, but they were brave boys when they outnumbered him.”
Local Independent Cllr Kevin Callan told the Independent that the incident concerned him as Drogheda is currently applying for Purple Flag accreditation which is awarded to towns and cities with “vibrant and well managed night-life”. The town is also hosting the Fleadh which started this weekend so it gave a poor impression to visitors.
Published: 10 August 2019