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100 people moved over viable device - McCann

7 December, 2011 - by Jennifer McCann


Sinn Féin MLA for West Belfast, Jennifer McCann, has slammed those responsible for a nail bomb attack on a home in Poleglass. Following the attack, in which the device did not explode, over 100 people had to be moved from their homes in the Woodside area of Poleglass.

Speaking today Ms McCann said:

“This attack was completely wreckless and put all those in the vicinity at serious risk. Whoever is behind this attack needs to stop and take stock of their actions. Their only intention was to cause hurt to or even kill those who they targeted and in doing so have endangered all those families who live in this street.

“As a result of this attack over 100 people, including children, had to be moved from their homes to temporary accommodation causing major disruption. The residents did not get back to their homes until 4am.

“This was attempted murder and anyone with information should bring it to the PSNI. Those responsible cannot be allowed to endanger life again with such callous disregard for this community.”

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