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Bomb threat against Daithí McKay and North Antrim Sinn Féin activists condemned

27 June, 2008

A number of telephone threats were made against Sinn Fein's North Antrim MLA and Policing Board member Daithí McKay, as well as local Sinn Féin Councillor Anita Cavlan and a member of Daithí's constituency staff.

Daithí McKay said:

"A number of threats were telephoned into the office claiming that a bomb was left outside my home, that a gun would be put to the head of Councillor Anita Cavlan and that a member of our constituency office staff hadn't long left to live. The caller also claimed that a bomb was left outside Dunloy Chapel that would explode in one hour."

"This is a particular chilling threat made not just against me but other party members as well as against the general public. Although no-one as yet has claimed responsibility for this, it is clear that those issuing these threats have nothing to offer our communities and will not deter Sinn Féin from pursing our objectives of Irish Unity." Críoch

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