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Children With Disabilities Targeted By Finglas Gang With Bricks

Georgie Crawford
Georgie Crawford

12:43 18 Apr 2019


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An Easter egg hunt for children with disabilities will still go ahead in Finglas tomorrow.

That's despite a number of attacks on the group.

In the latest incident the group was attacked by a local gang with bricks on Tuesday.

Parents and volunteers supporting all children in the community with intellectual, physical and mental health issues set up the group in 2010.

They have allotments at the back on the old Ardmore Hotel.

But they say the site has been robbed and vandalized in recent times.

Sandra Dillon, one of the women behind the group says they were in the garden this week when they were attacked: 'Out of nowhere we were rained on with bottles and bricks and abuse from the far side of this fence.

'We had a young lad in a wheelchair directly where this fence was. I mean it was horrifying.'

She says the experience was terrifying: 'It was like slow motion, I could see him coming off the shed coming towards us.

'And then when he got to the fence and his had this big red brick and started throwing it.

'I thought to myself, is this even happening.'

The volunteer says they are abused constantly: 'I feel sorry for the management team of men who are over 65 that help us and manage up there. Because they are being abused and threatened constantly.'

She says since the attack they've had a lot of support from the community.

And that they plan to go ahead with their Easter egg hunt tomorrow.

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