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Call for vigilance after pipe bomb discovery in Portglenone forest

5 March, 2011

North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has called on people to be vigilant after a number of pipe bombs were found in Portglenone forest. The find was made after suspicious activity was reported in the area.

Mr McKay said

"This find comes in the wake of a number of pipe bomb attacks in the Portglenone and Ahoghill area targetting GAA clubs and a Catholic Primary School. What is most concerning about the find is the fact that the pipe bombs are viable devices.

"I would appeal for local people to be vigilant in light of this find and I am thankful that they were intercepted before they were used."

Local Sinn Féin Councillor Monica Digney added:

"If anyone who has information relating to this find or noticed any suspicious activity around Portglenone forest they should bring it forward. There is clearly a campaign being levelled against members of the Catholic and nationalist community in this locality and the fact of the matter is that these devices were viable and were designed to injure or kill someone." ENDS

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