Troublesome tenner

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Troublesome tenner thumbnailSinn Fein Councillor Cathal McLaughlin. SPB30-100

A CLOUGHMILLS councillor has hit out after a garage forecourt payment oversight by a family member led to a police visit to his door.
Sinn Fein councillor Cathal McLaughlin said that it was a waste of police time to be calling to his door for a tener, after the person forgot to pay.
However a Cloughmills shop owner has praised the Forecourt Watch Scheme, saying that without it they would lose a lot of money.
Cllr McLaughlin said that on Friday October 20 a member his family pulled up at the forecourt of Moore's shop on Main Street, Cloughmills, got 10 of petrol, and afterwards went around the shop getting groceries.
Later at the till when paying for the groceries she forgot to pay for the petrol.
Six days later Cllr McLaughlin was surprised to open his door to find police there asking her to return to the shop to pay the tener.
Cllr Cathal McLaughlin said: "It's the principle of wasting police time. Police are always saying they haven't the resources.
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