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Twinbrook arson attack and attack on emergency services condemned

28 August, 2008 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Fein MLA Jennifer McCann condemned last nights arson attack at the home of an elderly woman in Twinbrook and the attack on fire fighters on their way to the blaze she said,

" Firstly let me wish the two fire fighters who were injured a speedy recovery from myself and the local community.

"I was speaking to local people at the scene last night and to local community representatives and members of the fire service.

"It is very clear that a number of people set out to deliberately set fire to this caravan and put peoples lives at risk in doing so.

"They then went on to attack the fire service who were going to attend the fire.

"I would ask those who were responsible for both attacks to reflect very seriously on the consequences of their actions.

"These are serious attacks and could've resulted in death or very serious injury for a number of people.

"Elderly people living in this particular area are under constant attack by a number of individuals who seem to think its acceptable behaviour to attack and harass those who are most vunerable in society.

"Your behaviour is cowardly and unacceptable to this community." ENDS

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