Sinn Féin meet with PSNI over rising anti-social issues in Ballycastle
Following the meeting, Philip McGuigan MLA, said:
“We raised a number of issues with the local PSNI in Ballycastle this morning, including the escalation of anti-social motoring and issues relating to drug dealing in the area.
“None of the issues are new, but there is a clear sense of frustration from people in this community that more could be done by the PSNI with increased visibility and enforcement, to help deter this type of culture growing in Ballycastle.”
Sinn Féin Councillor, Cara McShane, added:
“Following the success of a planned operation in Ballycastle last week, which involved marked and unmarked police vehicles seizing illegally modified cars, this created a massive wave of support and information coming forward from the public.
“It sent out a very clear message that Ballycastle is not a playground for dangerous driving. Often innocent people have lost their lives due to mindless and selfish behaviours.
“There must be a zero-tolerance approach and we reinforced this message at this morning’s meeting.
“We pushed for an increase in resources to tackle the scourge that a minority group of people are having on the well-being of the majority of people’s lives in this community.”