Local volunteer claims man threatened to 'cut his throat' while out picking up rubbish


Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett



Carlow Carlow Carlow

Hanover Park in Carlow Town

Local volunteer, Eugene Walsh of Cairde an Naduir, claims a man threatened to cut his throat while out working to clean up Carlow Town.

The shocking incident occurred on Monday when Eugene, who is very well-known for his vounteer work, was doing his usual routine of picking up rubbish in Hanover Park and Penney's car park.

In a post on Facebook, he said: "I collected two full bags of litter from Penny's car park, then went on to work at strimming in Hanover Park, was making great headway until a person came along and verbally insulted and threatened me.

"Despite me telling him twice I was busy working and did not want to talk with him...he threatened to 'cut my throat' and stab me if I cut a certain wild raspberry bush.

"There I am trying to carry out work on my own, while this header had a go at me.

"Thanks to the German woman who came to see was I ok."