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bang out of order Family dog killed and another put on Valium as fireworks let off on Co Meath

The dog had a seizure and died when a banger went off beside it


 Halloween at The Avon in Blessington

Halloween at The Avon in Blessington

Halloween at The Avon in Blessington

A family’s pet dog has been killed and another placed on Valium to control its nerves following ongoing anti social behaviour in a county Meath town.

For the last five weeks residents of a number of local housing estates have been bombarded with bangers being fired from a nearby park in Dunshaughlin.

Gardai have been made aware of the situation but one angry householder has claimed: "The little f**kers behind it are being allowed do what they like."

Marie Hannon told sundayworld.com: "This started in the run up to Halloween and is still going on, my dog, Cari, is too scared to leave the house after dark and two weeks ago the vet put her on Valium to control her nerves.

"When I posted about this on Facebook, a man replied saying that his dog had a seizure and then a heart attack which killed it due to a banger landing beside it.

"At half two this morning one went off right outside my house. It was like an explosion and I just snapped.

"I had enough, so I got dressed and ran out to confront them but brave lads that they are they had disappeared when I got there.

‘Perhaps it is just as well because I am not the biggest of women and at the same time I was ready to challenge them.

‘It’s unfair on everyone, the estates here have their fair share of elderly people whose partners may have passed on leaving them living on their own.

"They are terrified of hearing the bangs as they are usually asleep when it happens and are very frightened when they wake up.

‘There were six explosions one after the other this morning and it seems they have even been getting hold of traffic cones and firing them from those.

"One of the bangers landed right beside my jeep.

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‘We have been in touch with the guards but nothing much has been done, the little f**kers are allowed do what they like.

"On one occasion, after I had called the cops in the early hours, it was still going on, so I rang back about five o clock one morning and the answer I go was ‘Oh are they still there’.

"Look we can accept this happening Halloween night, we might not like it but yes we get it and can handle that - but Halloween is long gone and it’s still happening.

"What I don’t understand is what kind of kick they get out of it.

"These are not kids, I am sure kids wouldn’t be out that late, whoever is doing this knows exactly the mayhem they are causing and seem to think it is funny.

"Well nobody here is laughing about it.

"How many more pets have to be killed or maimed before somebody says stop?"

Gardai have been contacted for comment

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