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Crime crackdown in West Cork sees six arrests

March 16th, 2019 7:30 PM

By Kieran O'Mahony

Two separate multi-agency checkpoints were carried out on the N71 on Tuesday.

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SIX people were arrested on Tuesday as part of crackdown on crime in the West Cork Division, including one for harassment relating to a case in Macroom last year.

Operation Thor’s day of action saw other arrests made in relation to theft and dangerous driving. 

‘The operation was carried out by local gardaí along with members of the detective unit, drugs unit, roads policing unit and members of the armed support unit from Anglesea St,’ said a Garda spokesperson. 

Assistance from Revenue and Customs, the Department of Social Protection, Cork County Environmental Protection Unit and the Road Safety Authority was also provided. A total of nine charges were brought against three of the people arrested. Three men were arrested on foot of bench warrants and have appeared before the courts. Gardaí also issued 10 adult cautions and one juvenile caution in relation to recent thefts.

Two multi-agency checkpoints were carried out on the N71 at Toureen, Ballinhassig and on the R586 at Ballyhalwick, Dunmanway.

‘During the checkpoints a number of minor road traffic offences were detected. The Department of Social Protection had a number of detections, which will warrant further investigation. During the checkpoints gardaí also distributed leaflets on the ‘Lock Up Light Up’ campaign, aimed at raising awareness of home security.

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