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Call for end to Craigavon violence

26 August, 2008 - by John O'Dowd

Sinn Féin Assembly member for Upper Bann John O'Dowd tonight called on those responsible for a series of violent incidents in the Craigavon area to stop their activities and allow the area to return to normal.

Mr O'Dowd said:

"Over the course of today there have been a number of hijackings and attacks on both PSNI and local residents in the Craigavon area. There have been unconfirmed reports of a number of shots being fired. The people behind these incidents are anti-social and anti community.

"If any of the republican micro groups are part of any of these incidents then they should publicly accept responsibility and explain how hijacking local people's cars and disrupting everyday life in the community advances one iota the goal of Irish reunification.

"I would call on those behind today's incidents in Craigavon to reflect on the damage caused to the local area by their actions and desist from should activity in the future." ENDS

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