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Mackle condemns trouble at subway on Portadown Road.

Published: 15 January, 2018

Sinn Féin Councillor Liam Mackle has condemned weekend trouble at Portadown Road underpass.

He said:

"The behaviour of a large group of young people, attacking police and causing mayhem for nearby residents, is completely unacceptable.

"I have been working with residents to find a long term solution to this anti-social black spot which has unfortunately been ongoing for the past number of years.

"The PSNI have had a very difficult job trying to minimise ASB in this area and they must be commended for their actions - particularly this weekend in dispersing the crowds.

"Parents need to shoulder some of the responsibility also and should, at all times, be aware of the whereabouts of their children. Equally any parents dropping their child off at this spot need to cease immediately.

"Attacking police officers and property is very serious. If caught those responsible will end up with criminal records with lifelong repercussions. This behaviour has to stop now but can only be addressed in partnership with local residents, the PSNI, parents and young people."