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Alex Maskey hits out at criminals behind bomb alerts

5 March, 2016 - by Alex Maskey

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has hit out at a criminal gang behind two bomb alerts in West Belfast today.

Alex Maskey said:

“Devices were left close to two homes in West Belfast over the last 24 hours at least one of which was described as viable.

“I condemn unreservedly the people behind these attacks who have succeeded only in putting the lives of local people at risk and bringing disruption to the community.

“It’s understood these attacks are linked to a despicable attempt at extortion by a criminal gang masquerading as Republicans.

“These people should end their criminality now and get off the backs of the community.” 

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