Increase in burglaries in Buncrana in past week

Gardai in Buncrana are to be questioned about what a local councillor says is a worrying rise in burglaries and robberies in the area.

Cllr Ciaran Mc Laughlin says in the past week alone, there have been a number of incidents at Heather Park, Connyberry and The Woods, as well as an attempted robbery in Bridgend.

Cllr Mc Laughlin says there is anecdotal evidence that this pattern is being repeated throughout Inishowen, and he'll be raising the issue with senior gardai at a joint policing committee meeting next week.

He says rather than seeking to scale back the garda presence in Donegal, the government should be increasing it.

He says recent incidents have left people frightened.....

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