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‘Sick’ loyalist graffiti in Kilrea

15 October, 2007

Sinn Féin councillor Billy Leonard has severely criticised young loyalists who painted the words 'Who killed Danny' on the Mill Road, Kilrea at the weekend.

The graffiti, signed by the GYD, refers to the murder of Danny Cassidy in Kilrea in the early nineties. Many local people view the killing as a 'collusion' murder by loyalists. The letters UVF were also sprayed on a car parked at the bottom of nearby Coleraine Street in the town.

Leonard said:

"This sick act was undoubtedly an attempt at annoying local people and raising tensions in the town. It is not the first time that loyalists have mocked Danny Cassidy. Everybody would think that they should have learned by now that such depraved nonsense has no place in this society.

A young man's car was also sprayed with the letters UVF and there was a third bit of graffiti writing on the Agivey Road. It is clear that these loyalists, possibly describing themselves as Garvagh Young Defenders, have nothing better to do than use their Friday night to spread their bile around the area.

It is time that if there are a few people in local loyalism with sense to tell these people to catch on and stop letting everyone know that they have absolutely nothing to give to anyone." ENDS

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