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Shock at violent attack on local trader

12 September, 2007

Sinn Féin West Belfast MLA Paul Maskey has expressed deep sadness after the death of a well known local trader after he was stabbed late last night trying to stop criminals stealing his car.

Mr Maskey witnessed the events. He gave his statement to the PSNI today.

Mr Maskey said:

"Obviously our first thoughts are with Harry's family.

"There is huge anger locally at the actions of these violent criminals and we need to make sure that they are caught and taken off our streets.

"As a witness to the incident I gave a full statement to the PSNI earlier today." ENDS

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