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Ireland‘We have nothing to do with drugs feud’ Innocent couple homeless after petrol bomb thrown at Drogheda house

10:10  06 may  2019
10:10  06 may  2019 Source:   extra.ie

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Garda investigation after house damaged as 'suspected device' thrown through window The incident happened at around 11.50pm at Moneymore, Drogheda. The front sitting room window of a house when three youths threw a suspected device into the house. No one was injured, but a considerable amount of damage was done to the house. Anyone with information can contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041 987 4200. Investigations are ongoing. NOW READ: Further weather warning issued as Hannah slams into Ireland (Independent.

Two houses have been attacked in Drogheda in what's believed to be part of an ongoing criminal feud . In the first incident, a petrol bomb was discovered at a Speaking after Thursday's shooting, Labour Senator Ged Nash said: "My constant fear is that this ongoing criminal feud will take an innocent life.

An investigation is under way after petrol bombs were thrown at two houses in Drogheda , Co Louth. The attacks are believed to be linked to an ongoing feud between criminal gangs in the town. A window was broken in the first incident at a house in Ashleigh Heights at around 12.20am.

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By Elaine Keogh

An innocent couple have told of the nightmare of being wrongly linked to a bloody feud — after their family home was petrol-bombed.

Damien and Frances Nugent revealed they were 30 seconds away from dying inside their house.

The Nugents are now homeless following the devastating firebomb attack in Drogheda just over a week ago.

They both attended an anti-violence rally in the Co Louth town on Saturday, and have told how they are totally innocent and have nothing to do with the ongoing feud in the town. Mr Nugent said reports in the media suggested the house was targeted because of the criminal feud that has brought terror to the town — but added that couple in fact have nothing to do with the escalating situation.

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A petrol bomb was thrown through a window into the front room of a house in Drogheda overnight, gardaí say. The house targeted is at Laurences Park, near the Moneymore estate, the centre of a series of disturbances in recent months connected to an ongoing feud between criminals based in

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Standing outside what remains of their home in Loughboy, Mell, he said: ‘What we are trying to put across is what is being put in the papers — that our house was involved as part of this ongoing drugs feud — and literally we want to clear our names and to state, and anyone that knows me and Frances could 100pc say, that we have nothing whatsoever to do with this drugs feud.’

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The attack has left their house uninhabitable, and Mr Nugent said: ‘We are literally homeless at the minute.’

Mrs Nugent said they were asleep in bed in the early hours of last Sunday week, April 28, when she heard a sound that awoke her. She then woke up her husband.

Two houses petrol bombed as crime feud escalates in Drogheda Co Louth

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Drogheda violence part of worsening feud between rival drugs gangs. Five men arrested after stabbing in Drogheda . So far there have been about 10 serious incidents, including hatchet attacks and petrol and pipe- bomb attacks on houses . Last Tuesday night a petrol bomb was thrown at the

Two more houses have been attacked with petrol bombs in the ongoing criminal feud in Drogheda , Co Louth. In the first incident, at about 12.20am on Saturday morning, one was found at a house In the second incident at about 4am, one was thrown through the window of a house in Springfield Court.

Mrs Nugent said: ‘I went to open the bedroom door and saw everything was just brightness. I said to my husband, “Run, run, run, get out, get out!” We ran down the stairs. In the nick of time we got to the door and no more. I really and truly mean we should have been dead.’

Mr Nugent added that if they had been even 30 seconds later running down the stairs, ‘we would not be here talking to you’. Since then they have been staying with family and friends.

A rally on Saturday against the violence in the town heard calls for gardai to be given the resources needed to tackle the feud. Mr Nugent said they attended this rally because ‘we are sick of this going on and innocent people getting victimised over this so-called drugs feud when it has nothing to do with them whatsoever’.

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Around 500 people attended the rally, which sent out a message of solidarity, telling the criminals: ‘Enough is enough.’

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Extra armed gardaí in Drogheda as notorious prisoner linked to feud set for release next week Additional garda patrols have been approved. On 5 July last year, Owen Maguire was shot a number of times at his home on Cement Road in Drogheda. He somehow survived being shot at least four times at close range with a handgun. Since this shooting, the two gangs have been exchanging tit-for-tat attacks – mainly in the form of firing shots at people’s homes. Violence erupted again in November between the two gangs – one predominantly comprising members of the Traveller community, the other settled men. At 11.

The overnight events in Drogheda follow two petrol bomb attacks in the Co Louth town in the early hours of Saturday morning. Speaking yesterday evening, Fianna Fáil's Declan Breathnach explained that the illegal drugs trade and feuding between rival criminal gangs are causing terror in the

Three houses in Drogheda were targeted by petrol bombs . Pic: Shutterstock. A Garda spokesperson told Extra.ie said: ‘Gardai in Drogheda are investigating an ‘Is this government going to wait until an innocent passerby is killed before they give the additional resources like Limerick and parts of Dublin

The event was organised by Paddy McQuillan after the most recent shooting, which happened on a busy street and left one man with three gunshot wounds. Mr McQuillan said the rally was not political, adding: ‘This is more than politics; this is Drogheda.’

He continued: ‘We stand here shoulder to shoulder for one reason only: we demand that [Justice] Minister Charlie Flanagan gives our gardai the resources they need to rid our streets of this violence once and for all. We are sick of it, enough is enough.’

‘We have nothing to do with drugs feud’ Innocent couple homeless after petrol bomb thrown at Drogheda house © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland The Mayor of Drogheda, Frank Godfrey, said: ‘I am appealing to those involved in this current spate of intimidation and violence to stop and to stop it now. The good people of Drogheda do not deserve to be living in fear in their own town. We will not be intimidated. We want peace and calm restored.’

Councillor Pio Smith, who works in addiction services, said: ‘We are saying publicly to people all over Ireland that the values of the people of Drogheda — justice, the rule of law, community, decency — are the values that exist in this town and not the values of violence, intimidation and terror, and that is what we are standing up to today.’

Late-night terror as three houses attacked with 'petrol bombs' in Drogheda, Co Louth

Late-night terror as three houses attacked with 'petrol bombs' in Drogheda, Co Louth It comes just a day after two houses were targeted in similar incidents on Saturday night. The first attack took place at around 12.20am on Saturday morning when a petrol bomb was aimed at a house in Ashleigh Heights. Gardai say that a window was broken but no one was injured. The second incident took place at about 4am when another petrol bomb was thrown through the window of a house in Springfield Court. NOW READ: Woman killed in shooting at San Diego synagogue (Boston Globe) US president Donald Trump set for Ireland visit (Extra.

"At approximately 09.45 on Saturday, a petrol bomb was thrown at a house . The blaze spread to other three council dwellings resulting in severe damages, " said disaster He said although the perpetrators had not been identified, they suspected the attack was a "turf war over drugs ".

A couple and three children have escaped injury after a petrol bomb was thrown at a house in Co Antrim. The PSNI say the incident occurred on Oakwood Road in Carrickfergus at about 11.30pm last night. A window was smashed but the device failed to ignite.

Community representative Ann McVeigh added: ‘People have been shot in broad daylight. It is unbelievable this is happening. People are afraid to let their children out to play in areas of this town. They are afraid to send their children to school because of repercussions.

‘We have nothing to do with drugs feud’ Innocent couple homeless after petrol bomb thrown at Drogheda house © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland ‘You are afraid to go home… You are sitting there watching Coronation Street or Game Of Thrones and there are petrol bombs being thrown at people’s houses. We can’t accept that anymore.’

Election candidate Declan Power said: ‘This has to stop. The people of Drogheda will be silenced no more.’

Councillor Joanna Byrne said: ‘It is time to show these mindless yobs that we are not afraid, we will stand together, we will host the Fleadh again this August and it will be bigger, it will be better and the Drogheda civic spirit will shine through.’

Councillor Richie Culhane said: ‘We are united in saying to those people: we don’t want you in our town, take your guns, your bombs, your drugs and leave.’

‘We have nothing to do with drugs feud’ Innocent couple homeless after petrol bomb thrown at Drogheda house © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Alice Duff, a mother-of-four, asked whether the Minister for Justice was really listening. She said: ‘This is not a story about naughty boys behaving badly and running amok in the streets. This is the story of a potential bloodbath on our streets.

‘If the minister had given us the necessary resources he promised us last year, then maybe none of this would be happening at all.’

Louth Chief Superintendent Christy Mangan said last week the feud was between two criminal gangs that ‘have imploded’ and ‘are led by a small cohort’ — but added that ‘there are a considerable number of people behind them to carry out violent acts on their behalf’.

Shots fired through living room window and door of house in Drogheda, Co Louth.
Shots fired through living room window and door of house in Drogheda, Co Louth

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