Concerns over rise in crime in Crumlin

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A local councillor has called for a multi-agency approach to address anti-social behaviour in Crumlin after claims of a rise in criminal activity and drug dealing in the village.

Sinn Fein Councillor, Annemarie Logue, said there has been an “increase in criminal activity and drug dealing.”

She said that initiatives were being progressed to try and engage with local youth.

Recently a policewoman was attacked at the Glen and staff at Crumlin Travel were held at knifepoint by three men.

Councillor Logue said: “I have requested a multi-agency approach to address anti-social behaviour but the biggest problem is there is not a strong community infrastructure.

“I received all kinds of reports regarding drug dealing in Crumlin and it makes me sick these people prey on the young.

“Selling drugs to our youth causes many issues.”