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Sinn Féin condemn Coleraine attack

26 November, 2004

Sinn Féin councillor Billy Leonard has condemned the attack on a number of Polish people in Coleraine's Anderson Park. They were assaulted and robbed of cash and credit cards.

Cllr Leonard said:

"We obviously condemn this attack whatever the motivation. If it was racial then that brings an extra and sad dimension to it. Coleraine would be joining other locations with the possibility of another worrying side to its character.

"We hope the people who were attacked recover quickly and realise that there are many people in the area who simply do not want this type of thing.

"In a week which has also seen a vicious sectarian attack in the area we must speak up and say that difference in people is not something to be attacked but something to be welcomed. It is obvious that there a few people in the area who need to learn that lesson.

"I hope that everyone else will speak up and do their bit to ensure that this does not continue." ENDS

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