'Shameful' - Young people trash grounds of Offaly church
Gardaí in Offaly have described as 'shameful' the behaviour of a group of youths who trashed the grounds of a church in Tullamore on Wednesday.
Tullamore Gardaí attended St Catherine's Church Hophill which was previously subjected to anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in October 2018 when over 100 windows were broken.
A lot of work has taken place in the meantime with both the church, its parishioners and the community carrying out costly work including a community garden.
Gardai said: "Today [Wednesday] some local young people decided to cause some more damage and created litter. A number of receipts and CCTV have been gathered. The parents and young people can expect a visit. The matter will be investigated."
Gardaí gathered up the litter and described the incident as "shameful behaviour by some of the young people of Tullamore."
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.