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Gang terror in Portmarnock
Portmarnock on Halloween night .
It was reported to Dublinlive.ie that the gang threatened to cut the baby out of a pregnant women and tear it into piecies after she went to the aid of a young boy was being beaten by the gang . One of the gang members proceeded to throw a bottle at the pregnant women's head and accused her of racism telling her that she was only giving them hassle because they were black .
The Woman told Dublinlive.ie
I was out with my sister and we were taking my five-year-old niece and her little pal trick-or-treating.
We heard this scuffle going on across the road on the green near Strandmill and up on the embankment by the estuary. At first we just thought it was a bunch of young lads messing, it being Halloween and all. But as we got closer we could see there were packs of big lads. Two of three big guys were beating up one young boy who was on the ground, and another young lad was surrounded by a gang of around twenty lads who were taking turns to hit him.
The boy who was on the ground had a backpack and they were trying to pull it off him. And then I could hear the other young boy crying and saying 'They robbed me'."That's when I ran over to tell them to stop, thinking that once they heard a grown woman's voice they might just run away.
They didn't though - they just came at me, with one lad waving a bottle at me like he was going to hit me with it. My sister shouted at them 'Don't touch her, she's seven months pregnant. But the lad with the bottle just threw it at my head. I was afraid he was going to punch my stomach, so I told him again that I was pregnant and not to touch me. He didn't care one bit. He just said 'I'll cut your baby out of you and chop it up in front of me.' At that stage I started to worry that he'd punch my stomach.It was disgusting. One of his mates thankfully came and pulled him away, and then he said repeatedly, 'you're just giving us hassle because we're black'. I couldn't believe it - I said, 'I don't give a s*** what colour you are, I'm giving you hassle because you're beating up two defenceless little boys - it's that simple'.
They then moved off and headed up toward the top of Portmarnock, and we learned afterwards from the gardai that they caused carnage wherever they went.We met a girl in the village a short while later who told us she'd just been mugged. The two young boys ended up losing some money, an X-Box controller and a leap card.We called their parents to tell them what had happened and waited with them back up at the Lidl until they arrived. The poor lads were distraught.
A source told Dublin Live that gangs of youths from Balbriggan in north county Dublin organised to meet up in Portmarnock on Halloween night because it doesn’t have a garda station and added that “These young men are ruthless and reasonably well organised. They seem to model themselves on street gangs like you'd see in Los Angeles.They knew that the gardai would be busy and that their focus would be elsewhere, so they targeted Portmarnock knowing that it would be a relatively easy target for anti-social behaviour.They use social media to organise their meet-ups and plan their attacks, and then use the train line to get to wherever the action is."
Its thought that the gang are the same gang involved in a spate of violent incidents between Blanchardstown and north county Dublin . It was previously reported by theSun.ie that in the space of just two months gardai linked the gang to 40 robberies from shops and other establishments and almost 30 robberies on person where iPhones, wallets and jewellery have been stolen. Particular areas hit badly by the gang are Mulhuddart, Ongar, Tyrrelstown and Clonee with gardai insisting “they don’t fear or respect us anymore”.
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