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Mc Laughlin condemns 'mindless idiots' for attack on Bradley's home

13 February, 2004

Sinn Féin Chairperson Mitchel Mc Laughlin has described as 'mindless idiots' those responsible for the petrol bomb attack on the home of Policing Board Vice-Chair, Denis Bradley. Mr McLaughlin said;

"I utterly condemn the actions of those mindless idiots that attacked the home of Dennis Bradley this evening. It is only through sheer luck that we are not dealing with a tragedy this evening. There can be no justification for such activity.

When petrol bombs are thrown at a home the culprits must accept that their actions could end in serious injury or death. Although Mr Bradley was not at home his wife Mary and his teenage son were. If the petrol bombs had hit their target and taken hold we could have been dealing with very tragic circumstances. Have these people learnt nothing from the results of similar attacks such as resulted in the deaths of the Quinn children in Ballymoney. I call on anyone involved in throwing petrol bombs -- whether it be at homes in the Fountain, Denis Bradley's home or any other to stop and consider the possible ramifications of such idiotic actions. Stop it before it's too late." ENDS

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