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Mc Hugh appeals for Castlederg calm following loyalist assault

4 July, 2006

Sinn Fein Cllr Charlie Mc Hugh has appealed for calm in the Castlederg area following the serious weekend assault by loyalist bandsmen of a young nationalist in the town.

Cllr Mc Hugh said,

"On Saturday morning, a young nationalist was in a shop in the Lower Strabane Road area of the town when he was accosted by Loyalist bandsmen, who were still in band uniform from the night before. He suffered a broken nose in the subsequent attack and is still undergoing medical treatment for his injuries.

"While this unprovoked attack has created much anger in the local nationalist community and particularly among younger members of this community, I would appeal for everyone to remain calm in the weeks ahead and not to be provoked into retaliation." ENDS

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