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Homes attacked in Short Strand but calm must prevail - Ó Donnghaile

28 October, 2014

Sinn Féin councillor Niall Ó Donnghaile has called for calm tonight after two homes were attacked in the Short Strand area with an elderly woman suffering cuts and bruises.

Speaking after visiting the homes which were attacked Niall Ó Donnghaile said;

"This is yet more evidence of the fallout from the ongoing orchestrated attacks taking place in East Belfast. I have visited two women tonight, both next door neighbours, whose homes were attacked. "One of them, a lady in her seventies had to receive treatment from paramedics for shock and cuts to her head and feet after glass shattered in on top of her as she watched tv.

"Tonight I also attended an emergency meeting of the East Belfast PCSP which was forthright in its unity and determination to see an end to recent incidents.
"We need to see proactive and joined-up political, community and statutory leadership to face these issues but also resources and support for those on the ground who are working to deal with the issues and make the East safer for all.
"I want to repeat that all incidents at the interface in East Belfast should end now and residents there should be left to live in peace." 

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