Mid Ulster councillor hits out at ‘death drivers’ in Draperstown and Maghera

Councillor Brian McGuigan on the Fivemilestraight.
Councillor Brian McGuigan on the Fivemilestraight.

Mid-Ulster Sinn Féin councillor, Brian McGuigan has called for “the so-called boy racers who are bringing great danger to the road network across the parish of Ballinascreen as well as the wider Maghera district to desist Immediately before a tragedy occurs.”

The elected representative said: “It is well past the time for this reckless anti-community activity to stop. Many residents are sick, sore and tired of the actions of what can only be described as death drivers.

“Older people and young families with children having to get up school in the morning are having their sleep patterns disrupted.

“The parents, family and friends of the individuals involved in this anti-community activity need to exercise influence and have them desist from annoying the community as well as creating the potential for ensuring tragedy and suffering.

“This is not a case of ‘petrol heads’ having fun. It is a case of great annoyance, upset and danger for local residents. It is total disrespect for our local communities.

“Those statutory organisations tasked with ensuring public safety need to do their job effectively and have this important matter sorted.”