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Bomb alert at home of Sinn Féin councillor

8 January, 2008

Sinn Féin North Antrim MLA MLA Daithí McKay has condemned the bomb threat against local Sinn Féin Councillor Oliver McMullan.

In the early hours of yesterday morning, Councillor McMullan received a phone call to his home stating that a bomb had been placed in his garden.

Mr McKay said:

"This is a sick threat against a Councillor who has worked tirelessly for his community in both the Glens and in East Antrim. This threat has been distressing for Oliver and his family. Those issuing these threats have nothing to offer our communities and will not deter Sinn Féin from pursing our objectives of Irish Unity."

Cllr McMullan said:

"I rate this more seriously than a crank phone call. I'm ruling out nobody, because nobody gets out of their bed at half five in the morning to give you a crank phone call.

"Thankfully my younger children weren't at home at the time - they're away for a few days, but my other elder children are here." ENDS

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