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Workman Avenue attack condemned

21 July, 2009


Commenting after the home of an elderly couple on Workman Avenue was attacked last night by stone throwers, local Sinn Féin Councillor Tom Hartley said:

Cllr. Hartley said:

“For many years community and political representatives from both communities have been working tirelessly to stop these sorts of disgraceful attacks on homes along the interface. Regardless of where an attack emanates from or whose home is attacked these actions must be condemned.

“It appears that this particular attack took place from the Invest NI site on the Springfield Road. This is not the fist time young people have breached the fencing on the site and engaged in anti social and sectarian behaviour. Ourselves and local community organisations have been calling for sometime for Invest NI to properly secure this site. Unfortunately that has not happened.

“I would appeal to people and particularly young people not to get involved in this sort of behaviour. It is unacceptable and must stop.” ENDS

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