Coalisland mum demands action 'before a child is killed'

A COALISLAND mother has told how she is afraid to let her children outside to play because of the dangers posed by speeding motorists and large goods lorries driving through the small housing development.

The worried mum-of-three, who lives in the Ardnaskea Drive estate, has demanded that speed bumps be installed as a matter of urgency, in order to protect the large numbers of youngsters who live there.

She also claims that a derelict piece of land within the development, understood to be in private ownership, is being used by teenagers as an area for drinking and vandalism, and says a number of fires have been started deliberately there in recent times.

Outlining her frustration at the risks facing children playing in her area, the Coalisland woman told the Tyrone Times:

"Residents in this development have been trying for 10 years to get ramps, but we are being fobbed off all the time. It is especially distressing for us because most of Coalisland has had ramps put in, even in areas where there are no children living.

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