People cycling on the Royal Canal between Phibsborough and Drumcondra in Dublin are being warned about youths trying to lift rope across the tow path just as bicycles reach the rope.
This morning, local resident, Gianluca Pengue said on Twitter: “If you’re cycling on the canal between Phibsborough and Drumcondra, far side from the main road, pay attention. Kids were lifting up a rope to catch cyclists. I called the police, they were already alerted and were intervening.”
This evening, Colin Heeney at the Garda press office said: “At 5.40pm on the 10th of July 2018, Gardai received a report that a group of youths were interfering with passing cyclists on Royal Canal Bank near Cross Guns Bridge, Dublin 7.”
He added: “Three beat Gardai were dispatched and engaged with a group of youths present. Details were taken and there were no arrests. Enquiries are continuing.”
UPDATED: with response from Gardai.