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Gardaí investigate ‘vigilante attack on Roma’ in Wexford

No arrests have yet been made following the incident last month.

File photo of the scene.
File photo of the scene.
Image: Google Maps

NO ARRESTS HAVE yet been made after a house and two cars were damaged in Co Wexford.

Local media have described it as a vigilante attack on a Roma household.

Last year a similar attack took place at a house in Waterford involving a crowd of 200 people.

This latest incident took place on 19 June shortly before 11pm on Neville Street in New Ross.

A house and two cars were damaged.

The New Ross Standard reports that a gang of 20 smashed windows using a range of weapons such as baseball bats and hurleys, kicked in the front door of the house, and the 14 people inside the house were verbally abused.

Superintendent John McDonald told the paper that “there is no justification for anyone to do this”, adding that no one was injured.

He added that those inside had been subjected to abuse on social media

A spokesperson for gardaí said this morning the investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made to date.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at New Ross on 051 426030, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111, or any Garda Station.

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