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McCann expresses condolences following tragic Colin Glen Country Park death

21 July, 2016 - by Jennifer McCann


Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann has expressed her condolences following the death of a woman who was knocked down by a scrambler in Colin Glen Forest Park. 

The West Belfast MLA said; 

"The death of Valerie Armstrong following the incident in Colin Glen Forest Park is a tragedy. 

"The community has been shocked by what happened to this  mother of three young children.

"My thoughts and those of the entire local community are with the family and friends of Valerie Armstrong at this sad and difficult time. 

"There is a clear need to address the problem of scrambler use and I will be meeting with the PSNI and have requested a meeting with the Justice Minister to discuss the current legislation and enforcement in relation to these machines.

"I will also be meeting with the Minister for Infrastructure to discuss the need for an awareness campaign in relation to the dangers scramblers and quads present when used outside of designated places established for their use." 

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