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Vet clinic to move location in crime black-spot Ballyfermot after baton robbery

Crime DeskBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Vet clinic to move location in crime black-spot Ballyfermot after baton robbery
Vet clinic to move location in crime black-spot Ballyfermot after baton robbery

Mobile veterinary clinic the ‘Irish Blue Cross’ was robbed of its donations by a masked thug causing the charity to up-sticks and move location.

The Blue Cross, which provides low-cost vet care to low-income pet owners will be moving its mobile clinic from the Kylemore Road, where is been for around 50-years, to Rossmore Avenue, outside Ballyfermot Garda Station, after they were robbed last week.

It was reported earlier this month that gardai had growing concerns that the West Dublin suburb  fo Ballyfermot was going to become a no-go area' after extra patrols were refused.

A source said gardai are worried they will likely not have immediate back-up if they were to be attacked.

"These toerags know there's no more gardai that will be able to come if there's an incident. There's nothing they can do."

Last Wednesday at 8:40pm the Blue Cross clinic was robbed by a baton wielding masked thug who made off with a small amount of cash.

The man roared at staff and stole the night’s donations.

The charity said in a statement:

”Our Ballyfermot mobile clinic team is undeterred in carrying out its invaluable work which will continue as normal, but just from a new location.”

The clinic will continue to run from 7pm to 8.30pm every Wednesday at its new location.

Donations are accepted here.