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John Finucane reports threat made against him

2 June, 2017

Sinn Féin North Belfast candidate John Finucane said he has reported to the PSNI a threat made to himself through social media.

John Finucane said:

“I have today made a complaint to the PSNI as a result of three tweets that have been sent directly to me.

“These tweets mock and show open support for the murder of my father, who was killed in front of my family and I in 1989. One further tweet expresses regret that I too was not murdered along with my father.

“The tweets will now be subject to a criminal investigation along with an investigation by Twitter also.

“Online abuse which enters into criminality cannot, and should not be tolerated by anyone in society and I look forward to working with the PSNI in ensuring this is dealt with appropriately.”

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