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Holylands arson attacks

26 September, 2007


South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey speaking after a number of cars were set alight in the Holylands area of Belfast has described those involved as irresponsible and reckless.

Mr Maskey said:

"A lot of work has been done in recent years to help create a safer environment for all the residents of the Holylands area.

"Many people including the Universities, Community and Residents representatives and local political representatives, including Sinn Féin, have been involved in this.

"Sinn Féin has worked along with students and residents to help ensure that the anti social behaviour which has occurred in the past does not re-occur. We believe that all residents of the Holylands have a right to live there free from harassment and nuisance behaviour.

"Last nights attacks only serve to put the lives of all residents of Jerusalem St in serious danger.

"I would appeal for calm at this time and urge anyone who has any information about these attacks to bring it forward to the PSNI." ENDS

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