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Attack on Firefighters disgraceful

12 September, 2015 - by JJ Magee


Sinn Féin Councillor JJ Magee has slammed youths who attacked and injured fire fighters last night in the New Lodge area of Belfast.

 Councillor Magee said,

 “This was a vicious attack on fire fighters called to the aid of the New Lodge community last night.

 “The Fire and Rescue Service work day and daily to protect the community and my thoughts are with the 2 fire fighters injured and I hope that they make a full and quick recovery,

 “The New Lodge is a good community that has been through a lot and this small number of anti-community criminal elements are in no way representative of the vast majority of our young people

 “I would appeal for anyone involving themselves with such activity to reflect today that it could be your family in need of rescue by emergency services and such disgraceful actions put lives at risk.

 “Those responsible for this attack should be arrested and brought before the courts and I would appeal to anyone with information to bring it forward.”

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