Viable explosive device left yards from playground – Paul Maskey
Sinn Féin MP for West Belfast Paul Maskey has slammed those who left a viable explosive device yards from a local school and playground.
Speaking today Mr Maskey said:
“Those who left a viable explosive device yards from La Salle secondary school and a playground need to come forward and explain to this community why they have put local residents and school children in danger.
“Many residents had to leave their homes in near freezing conditions while this device was dealt with. Those responsible have no support in this area yet continue sporadically to endanger the community. They are not wanted and these actions are futile yet highly reckless.
“It is only a matter of time before one of these devices explode and injures or indeed kills a local person. It is my belief that those behind such actions will hide from this community as they have done every time they choose to endanger and inconvenience local residents.”