Ireland Chaos in Cork as 'up to 100 youths' gather for pre-planned raid on city centre store
Gardai appeal for witnesses after ‘serious’ hit and run in Cork
The Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run collision in Cork city. In the early hours of Saturday morning, a 23 year old pedestrian was struck by a car on Magazine Road, Cork and sustained serious injuries.
Gardai are on patrol in Cork city this evening as a large gang of youths gathered for a pre-planned raid on a city centre store.
It's understood that the raid, at a sports store on Cook Street, had been planned for some time.
In a tip-off to the Opinion Line on Cork's 96FM, organisers had asked participants to meet on Winthrop Street and they were told to wear all black clothing with a balaclava and gloves.
The chilling plan also said that they only had one minute to "yam that shop" and that partaking is at your own risk, CorkBeo reports.
Stand-off at Cork property ended by gardaí
A MAN is being questioned by gardaí under mental health regulations after a stand-off in Cork was resolved without injury. Gardaí cordoned off an area in a housing estate in Farranferris shortly before 10am amid concerns for the welfare of a man in his 20s. Gardaí cordoned off an area in a housing estate in Farranferris shortly before 10am amid concerns for the welfare of a man in his 20s.
People were told not to come if they couldn't run and not to wear uniform.
Crowds were seen on Cook Street outside JD Sports and Gardai were manning the main entrance to the shop.
Garda patrol cars and vans were seen on Patrick Street and Oliver Plunkett Street.
Fears unsuccessful 'planned raid' by up to 100 teens in Cork was 'copycat' event - and could happen again .
Fears unsuccessful 'planned raid' by up to 100 teens in Cork was 'copycat' event - and could happen againArmed gardaí and the garda riot squad attended the scene on St Patrick's Street, as dozens of teenagers gathered for what is believed to have been a pre-planned raid on a sports shop in the city centre.
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