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Martin McGuinness MP condemns sectarian attacks in Magherafelt

13 September, 2005


Sinn Féin MP for Mid Ulster Martin McGuinness has today condemned a number of sectarian attacks in the Magherafelt area in recent weeks. In the most recent incidents there have been attacks on Catholic homes and a graveyard along the Castledawson Road, and an attack upon a Free Presbyterian Church and the home of the DUP's Willie McCrea which was daubed with graffiti.

Speaking at lunchtime Mr McGuinness said:

"As MP for the area I am disgusted by the attack on Catholic homes and graves, the Free Presbyterian Church, Orange Halls and also on the home of Willie McCrea in the Magherafelt area.

"I absolutely deplore these attempts to heighten tensions in the Magherafelt area. There can be no equivocation, all of these attacks are equally wrong. I am clearly calling on those involved to immediately desist from their activities." ENDS

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