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Mortar bomb endangered local community - McCabe

21 July, 2011


Mortar bomb endangered local community - McCabe

Sinn Féin Councillor for Ardoyne, Gerard McCabe, has stated that those who left a viable mortar bomb in a garden in Etna Drive have recklessly endangered local residents.


Speaking today Cllr McCabe said:

“Whoever is responsible for leaving a viable mortar bomb in a garden in Etna Drive have recklessly endangered this community. Had this device exploded those living in the street could have been seriously injured or worse. 

“Those who carry out these activities need to realise that this community does not want this disruption with over 70 families having to be moved from their homes nor does it want these groups operating in this area or carrying out such actions in their name.

"There is clear and realistic way to achieve a united Ireland. This is not the way. These groups are without mandate or strategy and represent no one. They have yet to produce a viable explanation of why activities such as this continue and what they can achieve.”

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