Claims that VRT customs officials are spat at and abused

A senior customs officer has said that those enforcing VRT laws have been the subjected of unacceptable abuse, including being spat at, by some members of the public.

Insisting that enforcement staff are respectful and courteous while doing their job,  Sean Kelleher says hostility towards them is more prevalent in Donegal than anywhere else.

Mr Kelleher says he and his staff are simply enforcing the law and has blamed anti VRT publicity for the abuse of customs officials.