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"Intimidation must stop" Raymond Mc Cartney MLA

22 July, 2004

Sinn Féin Spokesperson, Raymond Mc Cartney said that the bomb and letter hoaxes being sent to SDLP members of the Policing Board must stop.

Mr Mc Cartney said:

"Sinn Féin sympathises with those members of the SDLP that are subject to a series of hoax bomb and suspicious letters from unknown sources. I call on whoever is responsible for these actions to desist immediately and reflect on the effect of these vile and reprehensible incidents.

The politicians targeted are at one in their resolve not to be intimidated but those that suffer from these futile attacks are the uninvolved family members and neighbours who suffer the inconvenience and trauma that accompanies these activities.

If it is individuals that are carrying out these activities I call on them to reflect on the possible consequences of their actions and to cease immediately. If they are being carried out by any group then not only would I point out the futility of their actions and call on them to desist but I would call on them to have the courage of their convictions, admit responsibility and explain the rationale behind their actions."ENDS

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