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Travellers urged to end feud after machete attack in West Belfast

15 April, 2005

Sinn Féin West Belfast councillor Tom Hartley has called for an end to a feud within the traveller community in West Belfast after a machete attack today in the Hawthorne Street area.

Cllr Hartley said:

"It is time for this inter-traveller feud to stop. This is the third attack in this area and people are being seriously injured. There is also a huge risk of people being caught up in this violence, particularly young children.

"Cool heads must prevail or else there is a danger that someone will end up dead.

"Sinn Fein are prepared to meet with representatives of the travelling community and try and mediate in this situation."ENDS

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