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Hazzard raises brutal sectarian attack with PSNI

16 July, 2019 - by Chris Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has called on the PSNI to ensure those responsible for a brutal sectarian attack on a Catholic man in Kilkeel are brought to justice as swiftly as possible.

The South Down MP was speaking after Paschal Morgan was ‘left for dead’ after being beaten on Sunday night.

He commented: “The attack on Paschal Morgan has shocked the local community where the Morgan family is very well-known and well-liked.

“He was brutally beaten in a sectarian attack which left him for dead and requiring extensive surgery. Our thoughts today are obviously with Paschal and his family and we wish him a full and speedy recovery.

“This was a savage attack and those responsible need to be taken off the streets. I have been in contact with the PSNI and urged them to ensure that is the case.

“I would also urge political leaders to do more to face down the scourge of sectarianism in our society. It is when leaders fail to confront and condemn sectarianism, that attacks like this occur.” 

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