Drogheda still under armed protection by the Armed Response unit back up by local Gardai and some rookies from Templemore.

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Two women forced to flee Drogheda after thugs threaten to burn their faces with acid

They have fled the town as gangsters made the threats on social media in recent days

Two women have been forced into hiding after a sinister threat to burn their faces with acid.

The intended targets are girlfriends of senior players in a gangland feud in Drogheda, Co Louth.

They have fled the town as gangsters made the threats on social media in recent days.

The horrifying warning is the latest in the violent feud that has seen shootings and dozens of attacks on homes.

A source said: “Such is the tension between the groups that family members are also targets and there have been attacks on homes of people on the periphery of the feud.

“These women were threatened and immediately went into hiding – gardai are closely monitoring social media and are keeping an eye on the tensions.

Garda at the scene of a shooting in Termonabbey in Drogheda.

 

“This is a serious offence, if there is a complaint gardai will prosecute.”

Many of the attacks have centred around the Moneymore, Rathmullen and Cement Road areas of the town.

A garda spokesman confirmed a car was torched in Moneymore on Wednesday evening.

They said: “A technical examination is to be carried out to determine the cause of the fire which is currently unknown. No injuries were sustained.”

In the early hours of Wednesday a house was badly damaged by fire.

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