Halloween horror in Kilkenny city

Fireworks seized in a number of locations

Mary Cody


Mary Cody



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Gardai responded to incidents across the city on Halloween night with numerous complaints from residents reporting anti-social behaviour.

Missiles were thrown in the Larchfield area with one resident complaining that a glass bottle was thrown at him and eggs were thrown at several properties.

Up to 30 teenagers were also ordered to disperse and move on by gardai who attended the scene.

Fireworks were also seized from another large group teenagers on the Castlecomer Road and from youths in Loughboy including rockets and bangers.

Stones were also thrown at houses and people in the Loughboy area and gardai received a number of complaints and attended the area and spoke to a number of young people.

Meanwhile earlier in the weekend there was a large amount of public order incidents around the city resulting in a number of arrests.

Gardai also attended an incident on Parliament Street in the early hours of Sunday morning and there were a number of assaults reported in the Parade and on John Street on Sunday night and the early hours of Monday morning. A number of people sustained minor injuries and a number of people are due to appear in court over the coming months in relation to the public disorder.

Meanwhile gardai locally are also appealing to the public following a burglary at a business premises in the Hebron Industrial Estate.

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity on Friday night or in the early hours of Saturday morning is asked to contact Kilkenny gardai on (056) 7775000.