'Vigilante Group' In Crumlin Attack 16-Year-Old Member Of Bike Theft Gang

The teenager suffered a broken leg in the incident

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A 16-year-old boy recently had his leg broken by a vigilante group operating in the Crumlin area, according to reports.

It's understood that the teenager was involved to a "high-end bicycle stealing gang", with four young men stealing bikes before selling them for up to €1,000 on Done Deal.

According to the The Sunday World, the teen was forced into a van and assaulted by the vigilante group in December.

However, gardai are unable to fully investigate the incident and he has not reported the crime.

The newspaper claims that several teenagers are stealing expensive bicycles "night after night" and are under the influence of "older gangland criminals".

The full story is available here.

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Marie Madden

Marie is Editor of The Lovin Group.Having entered the 'this place is too loud' phase of her life, she spends her weekends on a quest to find the perfect bottle of red wine and rates coleslaw as one of the great evils in the world.