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Anger at British Army helicopter activity

1 May, 2007

Sinn Féin MLA for Mid Ulster, Francis Molloy this week said that the ongoing British Army helicopter activity in the South Derry area is totally unacceptable.

Mr Molloy was speaking after his party's constituency office in Gulladuff was inundated with complaints from constituents from the neighbouring parishes of Bellaghy, Greenlough and Lavey about the impact of low flying British Army helicopter activity over the last fews weeks on their lives.

"People in the townlands of Bogashen and Ballymacpeake are being particularly tortured as a result of military exercises taking place over bogland in the late evenings and at night. This British Army activity seems to be a continuation of the vindictive behaviour recently experienced by the people of Glenullen and which was highlighted by my party colleague, Councillor Billy Leonard."

"Instead of implementing the demilitatisation programme agreed under the terms of the Good Friday Agreeement the British Army appears to still be at war with the people of South Derry." ENDS

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