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Reckless and pointless attack endangers residents – Sinn Féin councillor

16 May, 2013


Lisburn Sinn Féin councillor Stephen Magennis has accused those responsible for a shooting attack on the police today of being involved in a reckless and pointless attack, which not only jeopardised the lives of police officers but also local people, including children.

Cllr Magennis:

“Due to the good weather people living in Foxes Glen were sitting outside their homes watching their children playing.

“I was in my back garden when I heard the shooting and rushed into the street to grab my daughter to safety as did other parents did the same.

“We are very lucky no one was injured or killed in this reckless and pointless attack.

“The bogus reporting of a burglary by dissidents in order to serve their agenda only does a grave disservice to this community. Following a number of serious incidents in the local area over the past weeks this community is calling for an effective policing response

“Those behind the attack need to explain to this community the rationale behind this attack and what exactly it achieved except causing fear and upset for the local residents.” 

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