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Young people warned to stay away from derelict Tandragee mill amid antisocial behaviour

'Lighting fires on private property and especially with it being so hot and dry lately really is a recipe for disaster'

Gareth Wilson Tandragee Mill

Young people are being urged to stay out of an old disused mill building in Tandragee, which has become the focus for antisocial behaviour.

Cusher DUP councillor, Alderman Gareth Wilson said the behaviour in and around the old mill  on the Glebe Hill Road is causing concern for residents.

The Fire Service has had to be called on a number of occasions after fires were lit in the grounds of the property, something which Alderman Wilson said was a “recipe for disaster”.

He said: “I have spoken to police about this a number of times and I know that from the owners’ perspective they have done a lot of repeated work on securing the perimeter of the property.

“It is, of course, private property and young people should stay out of the buildings and the grounds surrounding it.”

He added: “Lighting fires on private property and especially with it being so hot and dry lately really is a recipe for disaster and it is vital that people stay out of this derelict building at all times.

“Old buildings can be dangerous places and they are closed off for a reason and that reason is to dissuade anyone from entering them.

“I will continue to be in contact with local residents and the PSNI on this issue and I would again urge those involved in this type of reckless behaviour to desist immediately.”

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