POLICE TOLD TO USE ZERO TOLERANCE APPROACH

Up to 20 people were involved in an incident in Glengormley town centre in the early hours of New Year's Day. Police arrested two men on suspicion of assault.
Up to 20 people were involved in an incident in Glengormley town centre in the early hours of New Year's Day. Police arrested two men on suspicion of assault.

A GLENGORMLEY man has appealed to local police to take ‘a zero tolerance approach’ and end trouble between warring factions of youths who are making life a misery for the town’s residents and business owners.

The man, who also owns a business in the town, said the constant violence needed to end for the sake of the area’s future, as well as to protect those living and working in Glengormley.

His call for a crackdown on the violence comes after large numbers of people clashed in the centre of Glengormley over the weekend.

Witnesses said the level of trouble in the early hours of New Year’s Day involving up to 20 people, was “incredible”.

“The violence and trouble has just got worse in the past year and it needs to end now,” said the man.

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