Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has slammed vandals who went on a wrecking spree breaking every light at the Linear Park in Gallaigh.
Councillor Duffy said
It’s very sad that its just one week into the New Year and we have to be reporting this incident.
On Wednesday night a group of young people broke every light along the Linear Park, known locally as the Black Pads.
This is a disgraceful act of wanton destruction. A number of residents in the area contacted me regarding the incident in which they witnessed a group of young people shake every lamppost along the walkway until each light went out.
Local people are very angry, this is a popular path used by dog walkers and local residents.
I have contacted the police regarding this incident and reported the lights being out.
I would appeal to the young people involved to please have respect for the community in which you live and not wreck and destroy a community asset just for the ‘craic’, and once again leaving a hefty repair bill.