Throwing stones at cars is ‘beyond a joke’ says Limerick councillor

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

GARDAI are appealing for witnesses to two incidents in the village of Galbally in which motorists were targeted while driving through the village.

GARDAI are appealing for witnesses to two incidents in the village of Galbally in which motorists were targeted while driving through the village.

The first incident occurred at 9.45 on Halloween night when a rock or a stone was thrown at a vehicle near the garda station in the village.

It is understood that the car was being driven at the time and the passenger window of the vehicle was shattered during the incident.

A second incident occurred in the village when a missile was thrown at the bonnet of a car.

“It was one of many calls the garda received and the people involved had dispersed when they arrived,” said a garda spokesperson.

Local councillor Eddie Ryan has described the incidents as “beyond a joke” and has called on anyone with information to contact the gardai.

“Halloween is a great time for parties and things like that, however, this is very serious stuff. Throwing an egg at a car is not a nice thing to do and people have trouble cleaning it up afterwards. However, if it is a stone or something like that - well that is beyond a joke. If there are people who know who the perpetrators are, then they should contact the gardai,” said Cllr Ryan.

“Galbally is a lovely spot to live in – there are no anti-social issues in the area so this is something that is very rare and it should be dealt with,” he added.

Bruff garda station can be contacted on 061 382940.