Gardaí appeal for witnesses to “unruly and offensive behaviour” by individuals not wearing face coverings on the Luas 1 week ago

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to “unruly and offensive behaviour” by individuals not wearing face coverings on the Luas

Footage of the incident was widely shared on social media.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to scenes of “unruly and offensive behaviour” towards other passengers by a group of individuals not wearing face coverings on the Luas Red line.

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The incident under investigation by Gardaí at Kevin Street in Dublin took place on the Luas Red line at approximately 4.30pm on Monday 2 November, from the Heuston Station stop to the Jervis Street stop.

Footage shared on social media at the time showed a group of individuals, who weren’t wearing face coverings, engaging in behaviour described by Gardaí as “unruly and offensive” towards other passengers.

In the footage, individuals can be heard shouting 'Where's the lockdown?' and telling a passenger who asks them to put on a mask to 'be quiet'.

The incident was reported to Gardaí at the time, with a statement by Luas reading: "It is against the law to travel on Luas without wearing a face covering, with limited exemptions only. We thank the vast majority of Luas customers who cooperate and wear face coverings while travelling."

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses or any persons who travelled on the Red Luas line on Monday afternoon, 2 November, between the Heuston Station stop and the Jervis Street stop, to contact Gardaí at Kevin Street Garda station on 01 666 9400, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda station to assist with this investigation.