COOTEHILL HIT HARD BY RURAL CRIME WAVE

24 November 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

– Deputy Smyth says spike in burglaries has followed Garda Station downgrading

Eighteen homes and businesses within an eight-mile radius of Cootehill have been the target of burglaries in recent weeks, with an elderly couple in the area suffering three break-ins at their farm property in quick succession, Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Niamh Smyth said this week.

Calling on Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan TD to “get serious” about rural crime, Deputy Smyth claimed the downgrading on the Garda Stations in Cootehill and Ballyconnell had led to….

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