Fermanagh members of the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP) have said they will continue to “be on the ground in the community” after they assisted residents in Enniskillen to highlight incidents of “anti-social and sinister activities”.

A post on their Facebook page said that the Fermanagh Cumann of the party joined with residents from the Windmill Heights area of Enniskillen on January 7, regarding recent suspicious activity in the area involving suspected attempted break-ins.

“This has involved a group of individuals coming into the area, with one knocking on doors waiting for an answer whilst others hide out of sight. This would suggest that they are attempting to gain entry to homes for sinister purposes,” the post states.

“This activity, like other such actions, can only be solved in the long-term by the community taking care of itself.

“The PSNI does not care about Working Class communities, leaving us even more exposed to the risks of being victims of anti-social elements.

“The IRSP is happy to work with the people in this area to ensure that those within Working Class communities, especially the elderly, ill or vulnerable, are protected.

“If anyone wishes to get more information on this matter or has information to offer, they can contact IRSP Fermanagh on Facebook. We have further details on the vehicles and individuals involved for those concerned.

“Going forward, we will be on the ground in the community to ensure this matter is resolved.”

When contacted by this newspaper to clarify if by saying the community can only deal with these issues themselves, and there being no faith in the police, that they are encouraging people to take the law into their own hands and to find out what would happen to these suspected individuals if caught, an IRSP member said: “Community empowerment and restorative justice are widely accepted means of resolving such matters.

“In fact, many governments – including the British government – pump funding into such projects. If you do not have the basic knowledge of this, and think that community empowerment is somehow tied to ‘vigilantism’, then I pity the narrow report which will follow.”

Police confirmed they are investigating a report of suspicious activity in the Windmill Heights area of Enniskillen but they did not comment on the IRSP posting on Facebook.

Inspector Hicks said: “We received a report that some time between 3pm and 4pm on Monday, January 3, three men and a woman, travelling in two cars, pulled up outside the home of an older resident.

“The men stood at the side of the house, while the woman approached the door. They are not believed to be known to the resident.

“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish if there was anything untoward in this approach.

“We take all reports made to police extremely seriously, and I would urge anyone who notices any suspicious activity or who falls victim to any criminal activity, to contact us to enable us to continue to keep the local communities safe.

“We can be contacted via 101, or on 999 in the case of any emergency.

“A report can also be submitted online using our non-emergency reporting form, via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously at 0800 555 111, or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”