Begley slams threats against UUP candidate
Sinn Féin’s Órfhlaith Begley has condemned those behind online threats to the UUP candidate in the West Tyrone by-election.
The Sinn Féin candidate was speaking after Chris Smyth revealed he regarded the online postings as death threats and that he would be reporting them to the PSNI.
Órfhlaith Begley said: “These threats are totally unacceptable and should be condemned by all. No-one should be subjected to this kind of abuse simply because they are prepared to put themselves before the public in an election.
“Unfortunately, it seems that online abuse seems to becoming more and more prevalent but I want to offer my support to Chris and I am absolutely certain that the overwhelming majority of people will find this abuse absolutely abhorrent.”