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Sinn Féin meet PSNI over Stoneyford intimidation

16 November, 2007


Sinn Féin MLA Paul Butler has today met with the Assistant Chief Constable Duncan Mc Causland and District Commander Paula Hilman in the Castlereagh PSNI station.

Speaking after the meeting Mr Butler said,

'I asked for this meeting because there is an ongoing campaign of intimidation against Catholics by a group of loyalists in the Stoneyford village.

'The PSNI gave me an assurance that the well known loyalist behind the campaign is not being protected by them.


'I gave the PSNI officers a dossier of attacks against nationalists in the Stoneyford area.

'Sinn Fein are keen to co-operate witht he PSNI to ensure nationalists in the village are protected.

'We intend assisting the PSNI to provide effective policing in the village.

'As a result of today's meeting the PSNI will locate a mobile station in the village from next week, I welcome this move.

'Over the coming months I will be supporting other local PSNI initiatives such as the Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

'The Nationalist population of Stoneyford need reassurance that they can live free from secteerian intimidation.

'The PSNI gave an undertaking that they would not tolerate people breaking the law.

'I am encouraging the people of the village to give their assistance to the PSNI as they roll out their policing plan."Deireadh

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