Fears joyriding on the rise in Cork City

Fears joyriding on the rise in Cork City

The latest car was found burnt out on a green area in the Kinvara area of Ballyvolane on Saturday morning.

A CORK City councillor has raised renewed concerns about joyriding, after three cars were burned out in the past two weeks in one area of the city.

The latest car was found on a green area in the Kinvara region of Ballyvolane on Saturday morning.

It has since been removed by Cork City Council.

Independent councillor Ken O’Flynn said: “There seems to be an upsurge in joyriding again. I have been to three sites in the last two weeks, where cars were burned out: Two in Mayfield and one in Ballyvolane.”

He added: “It is deeply alarming. We have to get a physical presence of gardaí in the area.”

Local residents have complained of joyriding in recent months.

There have been a number of incidents across the city, and as a result of one of them, a teenager was charged with a number of offences relating to joyriding in January.

In another incident, in May, a pizza-delivery driver received minor injuries in a collision with a stolen car on Harbour View Road.

Four youths, who were in the stolen car, fled the scene.

The car had been stolen, in the days before the crash, from the Farranree area.

Gardai are investigating the incident.

A campaign has now been mounted by residents for traffic-calming measures in a number of areas of Knocknaheeny, including Harbour View Road and Kilmore Road.

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