AS part of on-going operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the Bandon area gardaí have made a significant seizure of cannabis herb in the Bandon area. Gardaí from the Cork City Divisional Drug Unit assisted by uniformed officers carried out a search of premises in the Templemartin area of Bandon at approximately 10am on July 3rd.
HAVE you heard about the thefts and house burglaries in this area lately? If not, then from this week you will have a unique opportunity to be informed about what is going on in your area. A text alert system will launch this week in conjunction with an Garda Siochana, Drinagh Community Alert and partners.
Gardaí are urging members of the public who are buying or selling their cars privately to take necessary precautions before finalising the sale. In general, what happens is as follows:
THE Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce has announced that they have been awarded funding toward the installation of CCTV in the town as part of the Cork County Council Community Fund Scheme, West Cork. The funding awarded from Cork County Council together with the allocation set aside by Skibbereen Town Council, prior to its abolition, of more than €45,000 toward the scheme will ensure that the project will
CHIEF Supt Tom Hayes of Cork West Garda Division hosted an innovative conference involving all 70 Community Alert and Neighbourhood Watch groups in the Division in the Riverside Park Hotel in Macroom recently. The event which was organised by Crime Prevention Officer for the region Sgt Ian O’ Callaghan had a twin objective. Firstly to explain about the roll out of the new Text Alert system for West Cork and
FIANNA Fáil senator Denis O’Donovan says he’s extremely concerned about increases in certain crimes in the West Cork region. According to Senator O’Donovan, the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office reveal startling rises in assaults, theft, fraud and deception cases. “These figures show a worrying rise in assaults and thefts in the third quarter of 2013. According to the CSO crime statistics there were 199 theft and related
TWO witnesses in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder case had their phone calls recorded at Bandon Garda station, it has emerged. Both Marie Farrell and Martin Graham, key witnesses in the investigation were recorded while speaking to gardaí.
A ROMANIAN man charged with the murder of John Forrester in Bandon in 2011 has been found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment by Mr Justice Paul Carney. Ciprian Grozavu (39) of Bridge House, Sean Hales Place, Bandon had denied the murder of 42-year-old Mr Forrester in November 2011 claiming that Catherine O’Connor who had already admitted the murder had acted alone.
CORK North West TD Michael Moynihan has expressed his “outrage” at reports that the closure of six garda stations in Cork has resulted in “little or no savings”, while the impact on local communities has been “significant”. It’s now reported that none of the garda stations that were shut down last year have been sold and the State has saved virtually nothing from the process.
EXCLUSIVE A MAN who has admitted to photographing young girls in their school uniforms at a playground in Ballydehob and masturbating has had his sentencing postponed while a report is completed by the Probation Services. Judge James McNulty, sitting at a District Court hearing in Bantry this week, told Petras Petrikauskas (36) from Chapel Lane Skibbereen that while the charges were indeed very serious he was referring