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Gardaí appeal for help in solving Clare crime

Gardaí in Ennis are investigating an assault on a woman in which paint was sprayed into her face.

The incident occurred on Tuesday September 30 last at approximately 9.25am, while the injured party was out walking at Aughanteeroe on the Gort Road, Ennis with some members of her family.

She was approached by two other females and one of them sprayed red paint into her face. They then fled the scene.

Gardaí in Ennis are appealing for witnesses to this crime, and anyone with information is asked to contact them.

Separately,  in Ennis gardaí are investigating after windows in the glass houses at the Dulick centre on the Gort Road were broken by rocks.

The centre, which is used by people with intellectual and physical disabilities, was targeted between 4pm on Friday September 26 and 9.30am on Monday September 29. Gardaí are treating the incident as criminal damage and are appealing for information for assistance.

Further to these incidents Ennis Gardaí are also looking for information after a parked car had its driver’s window and its rear window and two other rear windows broken on Tuesday September 30. This occurred between 2.45am and 8.30am at Dalcassian Park.
Anyone who can assist Ennis Gardai with their enquiries is asked to contact them on 065-6848100.

Meanwhile, in Shannon gardaí are investigating after a man tried to steal the till from s pizza restaurant in Bohermore last Wednesday.

The incident occurred at Tasty Pizza at around 8.20pm on October 1 when a man entered and cut the wire holding the till. He fled from the shop with the till and members of staff gave chase.

The property was recovered after the culprit dropped the till and made good his escape.

The man is described as being in his late teens or early twenties and is approximately 5’8” tall. He is very thin and was wearing a wine coloured hoodie and white tracksuit pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Shannon Garda Station on 061-365900.

Gardaí in Ennistymon are trying to locate the owner of a gold signet ring, which was found outside the bottle bank in Ennistymon on Friday August 29 last.

The ring was handed into Ennistymon Garda station and the owner can retrieve it or find out more information by calling into the station or by phoning 065-7072180.

Meanwhile, in Kilrush gardaí are trying to locate the owner of a pink trolley bag containing children’s clothing, which was found on Toler Street in Kilrush on Thursday, July 17.

The items are still unclaimed and more information is available from Kilrush Garda station on 065-9080550.

By Carol Byrne

About Carol Byrne

Carol Byrne is a reporter at The Clare Champion newspaper reporting on news in the East Clare area and the arts. She also covers the courts in County Clare and has received seven national awards for this coverage from the Law Society of Ireland and a National Lottery Local Ireland national media award for Best Community Story 2019. A Masters in Journalism graduate of NUI Galway, she also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Limerick in Music and Media Studies, and a Higher Diploma in Irish Legal Studies. She began her career interning at The Limerick Leader and Clare FM, before taking up a full time post at The Clare Champion in 2006.

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