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PSNI criticised over Short Strand attack

9 August, 2018 - by Mairead O’Donnell


Sinn Féin Titanic Councillor, Mairead O'Donnell, has criticised the PSNI for a lack of progress in investigating the attempted murder of local residents in July.

Cllr O'Donnell said:

"On the afternoon of Wednesday 11th July, an explosive device was thrown into Clandeboye Gardens in the Short Strand.

“This was thrown indiscriminately into a residential street where only minutes previously young children had been present.

“A number of cars were damaged in the explosion.

“At the time the PSNI were policing the removal of a bonfire at Cluan Place.

“That this attack happened while police were present is inexcusable in itself.

“The fact that the police have now informed Sinn Féin that there has been absolutely no progress in the investigation and no arrests made is incomprehensible.

“That we weren't dealing with serious injury to a resident or, indeed, a fatality, was pure luck.

“The PSNI need to treat this incident with the severity it demands. 

“The local community demands action from the PSNI and an urgency introduced into this investigation.

“Sinn Féin will be raising this matter to the highest levels of the PSNI.”

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