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Local residents ‘living in fear’

AFTER  a 13-year-old girl was left critically injured over the weekend, residents of the Trasna Way area have been left to feel unsafe in their own homes.
One resident voiced their concerns by saying:
“A child got seriously hurt, that’s not right in any community, nobody is above the law especially when this happens on our doorstep.” 
They went on to describe a serious need for more policing and stricter punishment, which will send a stern message to future perpetrators, letting them know that acts of violence will not be tolerated within the community of Trasna Way. 
“The Police need to step up and take responsibility. They keep giving these dangerous people a slap on the wrist and sending them on their way to do whatever they want to do,” explained one terrified  resident. 
Unfortunately the general consensus of people in the Trasna Way area believe that the horrific attack at the weekend could see violence spiral out of control. “It’s only going to get worse,” said one resident. 
“There will be retaliation if graphic videos of the attack keep circulating and generating more anger; 
“It’s heartbreaking to see a child in this estate get seriously hurt. Who is to say that next time the attackers enter the wrong house” they said. 
“It’s a very worrying time for those who have lived in this area for the last 30 years or more  or for those who have just moved in with their young families. It is unimaginable that an act so violent, could happen just doors away.” 
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