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Sinn Féin will not be intimidated by those behind gun attack – Sheehan

11 January, 2019 - by Pat Sheehan


Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan said today that the party will not be intimidated from providing constituency services and representation to the people of Turf Lodge and the Upper Springfield by those behind a gun attack on his office.

Pat Sheehan said:

“The attack was carried out in the early hours of Thursday morning the 3rd of January.

“Four shots were fired by a masked gunman at the office.

“Shell casings were found close to the building by staff this week.

“Sinn Féin contacted the PSNI on Tuesday and reported the discovery of the casings.

“Local people then told us yesterday that they had heard what sounded like shots being fired last week.

“We checked the CCTV footage at the office and confirmed to police that shots had indeed been fired.

“The police were at the office first thing this morning. They took CCTV footage of the incident and found a further shell casing.

“This is the second gun attack on this office. There was a previous attack on 7 October and only weeks later I was told by police of a threat to my life. 

"We have lived through years of attacks on our members and our offices by loyalists and state forces and Sinn Féin will not be intimidated or deterred by those responsible for this latest attack from providing services without prejudice to all the people of these communities.”

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