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Loyalists continue threats against family intimidated out of Stonyford

10 March, 2008

Sinn Féin Lagan Valley MLA Paul Butler has said that the threats to a Catholic family who were forced out of Stonyford have continued.

Mr Butler said:

"A Catholic family who were forced by local loyalists to leave Stonyford were informed yesterday by the PSNI of another threat against them at their previous address in the village - an address supplied to the PSNI in the threatening phone call made on Saturday past.

"Not content with intimidating this family out of the village these loyalists are continuing to cause the family deep anxiety.

"The campaign against the family lasted for several years during which time many incidents of intimidation occurred.

"The family is trying to rebuild their lives again after years of pressure and fear away from Stonyford.

"They are very disappointed that they had to leave the village but had no other option because the PSNI had failed to protect them against loyalists well known to the PSNI." Críoch

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