Knives are out!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Knives are out! thumbnailCommunity worker and PCSP representative Leanne Abernethy has asked elderly and vulnerable people to be aware of unknown callers at their door after an incident at the weekend sparked concern.

A MEMBER of the Policing & Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) for the Causeway Coast and Glens area has raised concerns following reports of door to door callers becoming abusive to Bushmills residents who refuse to buy their goods. Community worker Leanne Abernethy said she was growing increasingly concerned after residents reported that door-to-door sellers were becoming abusive when told their goods weren't wanted.
Speaking to The Chronicle, Leanne, the Co-Ordinator of Bushmills Neighbourhood Watch said: "I was contacted over the weekend to say an Irish Registration car had entered the Dundarave Estate in Bushmills, where two men exited the vehicle and began going from door to door, trying to sell knives.
“This is getting to be a regular occurrence in Bushmills and whilst I know some people buy from them and are happy with their purchases. I am concerned that from the reports I was given from the community that they don't take kindly to people refusing to purchase goods."
Leanne said her concerns lie more with the older and more vulnerable members of the community, who may not have the confidence to refuse the salesmen.


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