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Pipe bombers drive local residents from homes – Sinn Féin councillor

31 January, 2013

Hitting out at those who threw a pipe bomb in the Oldpark area last night, local Sinn Féin councillor Danny Lavery said that all they have succeeded in doing is driving residents from their homes on a winters night.

The North Belfast councillor said:

“For the second time in a week the North Belfast community have been disrupted by a pipe bomb endangering people's lives. Those involved are idiots.

“Twenty families were asked to move from their homes in this latest incident in the middle of a stormy winters night.

“Along with community activists we got the parish hall opened for residents and many people also had to move to the back of their homes during the alert.

“These attacks serve no purpose and those responsible need to come forward and explain to this community what the point of this attack was.

“Exactly who in this community supports these actions certainly not the dozens of elderly residents and young children put out of their homes last night.”

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