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Kearney condemns Springfarm arson attack

27 July, 2018 - by Declan Kearney

Sinn Féin South Antrim MLA, Declan Kearney has condemned the overnight arson attack on a house in Antrim’s Springfarm estate.

Mr Kearney said:

“I want to condemn in the strongest possible terms the arson attack carried out in Islay Street late on Wednesday night. We are very fortunate that we are not dealing with multiple deaths or serious injury as the result of this despicable attack on the home of a young family.

“Whatever the motive for this attack, those responsible have shown a callous disregard for the lives of the occupants, including eight young children.

“The fact that they chose to launch their attack in the full knowledge that most of the occupants of that family home would be asleep, is particularly sinister.

“I am therefore asking the public to assist the police in any way possible with their investigations and help bring these criminals to justice.”

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