BREAKING NEWS: Row between Travellers in Naas court spills out onto street
7 Oct 2015
A terrifying feud between two rival groups of Travellers erupted on the streets of Naas today. Extra gardai had to be drafted into the town to deal with the row which was related to a case taking place in Naas District Court. Witnesses said angry verbal rows between the parties were sparked in the lobby of the courthouse building and then spilled out onto South Main Street.
Afternoon traffic was disrupted and passers-by looked on in horror at the noisy disturbance. One group of Traveller men jumped into a car and tried to follow another rival group. More than two dozen detectives and uniformed gardai attending the court tried to calm the situation and extra officers also arrived in patrol cars from Naas Garda Station to deal with the incident. One group of Travellers eventually sped off along the Newbridge Road out of the town followed by the other car in pursuit. Judge Desmond Zaidan, who was sitting in one courtroom, was concerned for members of the public in the lobby of the court when he heard the disturbances.
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