Sinn Féin Councillor for East Belfast Niall Ó Donnghaile has condemned the attack on a 15 year old girl in East Belfast last night.Speaking after last night's attack Sinn Féin Councillor Niall Ó Donnghaile said;
"All incidents at the interface which bring hurt, injury and trauma are to be utterly condemned without reservation.
"News of last night’s attack is the another incident, in a series of incidents that have been orchestrated and carried out by gangs of youths on both sides of the interface for weeks now. This is a danger I have consistently highlighted both publicly and privately and strenuously warned about the dangers involved with young people being caught up in these pre-planned events.
"Anyone with any information on last night’s attack on this young girl should bring it forward to the PSNI, because it is they who now need to act on bringing an end to these violent incidents. The reality of all of this is that it’s our neighbours on both sides of the interface who are left to pick up the pieces. Last night’s attack in no way represents the people of the Short Strand and my thoughts are with the young girl concerned and I wish her a very speedy recovery."