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Maskey hits out at attacks on the Elderly

8 November, 2003

Sinn Féin South Belfast Representative Alex Maskey has hit out at those responsible for three separate robberies on the elderly in Belfast last night.

Mr. Maskey said:

"Last night in South Belfast robbers attacked elderly people in both Malone and Beechlands. A similar robbery also took place in the North of the city. Unfortunately it seems that these sorts of vicious attacks on the elderly are on the increase.

"The community needs to stand up to those responsible for these attacks. We must look out for our elderly neighbours and friends and ensure that they are not living in the sort of fear that many currently are.

"Yesterday I attended the launch of the Age Sector manifesto in Belfast and for many of those present the dominant issue was one of safety in the home. We must create a society where the elderly are cherished and not attacked in the disgraceful manner we have witnessed in recent months." ENDS

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