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Sinn Féin Assembly Members home attacked

2 December, 2005


The home of Sinn Féin West Belfast Assembly member Sue Ramsey was attacked overnight. Windows in her home were struck by ball bearings during the attack.

Ms Ramsey said:

" Overnight ball bearings were fired at the windows of my home. This is the latest in a series of attacks, not just on my home, but also on the homes of party members and elected representatives in West Belfast.

" It is clear that who ever is carrying out these attacks has accurate and up to date information about the homes of republicans in the city. Given events of recent weeks concerning missing files containing the details of republicans it is not unreasonable to assume that one source of such information is the PSNI Special Branch.

" The Special Branch have a long standing relationship with both loyalist terror gangs and local criminal and anti-social elements who they use as low level informers and also to damage community cohesion.

" Republicans will not be intimidated or threatened from representing the communities who elect us by Special Branch, loyalists or local criminals. That message needs to be heard clearly by those carrying out or indeed orchestrating these attacks on our homes." ENDS

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