17/04/2013

Castlebar Councillor Calls For Hoodie Ban

An independent Castlebar, Co Mayo councillor has urged the town to consider banning people from wearing hoodies because criminals are using them to avoid identification.

A number of recent crimes in the area have been carried out by culprits who cannot be apprehended because they hide their faces with hooded sweatshirts, Michael Kilcoyne has claimed.

He has now called for a full debate among town councillors on whether to pass a by-law making the wearing of hoodies illegal.

"I want them to consider the measure. There have been a number of incidents where hoodies have been used by criminals to evade identification. This is something that is being raised with me by concerned locals," Mr Kilcoyne said.

(H/CD)


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