McDonough Brown: Alliance fought to retain CCTV for Holylands

Alliance Councillor Emmet McDonough Brown has said he’s disappointed at reports of overnight anti-social behaviour in College Park Avenue.

Speaking after several residents reported their wing mirrors had been ripped off, the local Councillor said this type of action was exactly the reason why the Alliance Party had fought to retain CCTV in the area.

Councillor Emmet McDonough Brown said: “I’m extremely disappointed to hear of this activity overnight and would urge anyone behind it to think in future before purposely causing harm to the property of others.

“Without CCTV this type of crime will largely go unpunished, which is why along with my Alliance Party Colleagues I fought for the retention CCTV – a move which sadly wasn’t successful as only the SDLP backed us.

“Sadly, this is just one of a number of challenges faced by the Holylands community, problems I have recognised and through my manifesto for urban renewal in the area sought to address.

“While I will be raising this issue directly with the PSNI, we cannot continue to allow residents to live under the shadow of when the next anti-social-behaviour incident will be, so I’m calling on all elected representatives locally to join with me in securing lasting outcomes to on-going problems.”

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