Maurice Morrow claims Tamnamore park-and-ride ‘becoming a race track’

Tyre marks at the entrance to the new park-and-ride facility in Tamnamore
Tyre marks at the entrance to the new park-and-ride facility in Tamnamore

A newly opened park-and-ride facility at Tamnamore is being used “as a racing track”, a local Assembly Member has claimed.

It is understood people living close to the new service - which is proving very popular with commuters - have witnessed anti-social behaviour there, with users reporting that they would feel unsafe to leave their vehicle at the location.

Police in the area of Tamnamore say they are aware of reports of “diffing” and have encouraged members of the public to bring any concerns to them

The news has sparked calls for the installation of CCTV cameras in a bid to tackle the problem.

Maurice Morrow, DUP MLA for the area, tabled a question on the matter to the Minister for Regional Development, Danny Kennedy, who said he was “disappointed” to hear of the reports.

“It appears this occurs late at night after the facility has been vacated by those using the site for its intended purpose”, the Minister explained.

“I have therefore asked my officials to discuss the issue with the PSNI and also to consider additional measures, including the provision of CCTV, to deter or prevent the inappropriate use of the facility.”

Meanwhile, Maurice Morrow also told the TIMES he has been contacted by people using a similar facility in Ballygawley who say they have had property stolen.