People who left device offer nothing but misery
Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has said that the people who left a pipe bomb style device in Shantallow have only succeeded in disruption to the local community and don’t represent anyone.
Mr. McCartney said,
“Whether this device turns out to be real or an elaborate hoax it has caused severe disruption to the local residents as well to a Republican commemoration planned to honour a local man who died forty years ago, fighting to protect his community.
“This is in total contrast to these groups who continue to pour more misery on communities across Ireland.
“The area is very close to local shops and a green where children play so if this device had have exploded it could have caused severe injury or death to passers by.
“There is no reason whatsoever to target any person or home and those people who carried out this attack need to explain their rationale to the local community who now find themselves removed from their homes on this cold day.”