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Cllr Ryan Murphy condemns Ardoyne attacks

26 August, 2018


Sinn Féin Councillor Ryan Murphy has condemned those responsible for incidents in Ardoyne last night when a young man was shot in the leg and two other people were attacked and injured by a man wielding a machete. 

Ryan Murphy said:

“These were two particularly vile attacks.

“One young man was shot in the leg in the area while a local community festival was in full swing nearby.

“The contrast between those community and voluntary workers providing a positive experience for young people in the area and those responsible for this shooting could not be more stark.

“There was another incident in the area shortly afterwards when a man attacked and injured two people with a machete.

“Details of that attack are still emerging but I wish those injured a speedy recovery and clearly this incident could have had even more disastrous consequences.

“I am calling on anyone with information on either of these attacks to bring it forward to the PSNI.”

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