West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty has strongly condemned those who threw paint at the Sinn Féin office in Omagh.
Pat Doherty MP said,
“I condemn in the strongest terms the most recent attack on our party’s election campaign in the Omagh District. The attack on our office follows a litany of incidents including the removal and defacing of our posters.
“The despicable act by these culprits was made all the worse as they used the sanctity of church grounds to launch their attack.
“Due to the seriousness of this latest incident, we have reported it to the PSNI who have retrieved material from the scene. CCTV footage has also caught the culprits launching their attack at 11.02pm on Thursday night.
Omagh Sinn Féin representative Catherine Kelly was one of the first on the scene.
“This is a disgraceful attack on our constituency office, which is a vital base where we assist the local community with welfare advice, education, health and many other issues. This is not just an attack on us; it is an attack on the whole community.
“We are also very mindful of the local residents, many of them elderly who may be frightened by this incident.
“Regardless of this, we will not be deterred from representing the people of this district.
“Sinn Féin’s work and growth will not be stopped by the actions of thugs and the people of Omagh will have their opportunity next week to send a strong message that this destructive activity will not be tolerated.” ENDS/CRÍOCH