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Home Of Sinn Féin Councillor Attacked

28 April, 2004

The home of West Belfast Sinn Féin Councillor Chrissie McAuley has been attacked with ball bearings overnight. The front window of the home was damaged. Speaking today after the attack Cllr. McAuley said:

" The attack on my home last night is the latest in a series of such attacks on the homes of republicans throughout West Belfast. Only last week the houses of my party colleagues Paul Butler and Fra McCann were targeted in similar attacks.

" The individuals carrying out these attacks are furnished with accurate and up to date information on the addresses of republicans in West Belfast. One obvious source of such information is the PSNI Special Branch. These attacks are not random, they are co-ordinated and well planned.

" Sinn Féin representatives will not be deterring from representing our electorate by attacks of this kind. However what I would say is that if this was happening to any other political party the great and the good would be making their voices heard. So far we have had nothing but silence from other political representatives or the governments." ENDS

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