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Lifebelt issue raised with DSD Minister – Maskey

23 February, 2012 - by Alex Maskey

Sinn Féin MLA, Alex Maskey, who is also the chair of the Social Development Committee at Stormont has raised the issue of the installation of several lifebelts on the Lagan foot bridge.

Speaking today Mr Maskey said:

“I have raised the issue of the installation of lifebelts on the footbridge at the Lagan.

“This follows the tragedy faced by the Murphy family when their son, Joby, fell into the Lagan and is now feared drowned.

“It put it to the Minister that as we await the health and safety review in regards to the site that there should be lifebelts installed along the bridge anyway disregarding the cost of such as measure.

“This is an issue of public confidence in the safety surrounding this well used bridge.”

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