Stanton slams attack on Holy Cross parent
Sinn Féin North Belfast representative, Kathy Stanton, has slammed today's pipe bomb attack on a Holy Cross parent. The attack on the home at Kerrara Street targeted of a mother of two children who attend Holy Cross Girls Primary School.
Speaking today Ms Stanton said:
"This attack is completely unjustifiable. The RHD, who have claimed the attack, is simply a cover name for the UDA. They have stated that they were specifically targeting a spokesperson for the Holy Cross Parents. This is a fallacy. What they have done is to select the most vulnerable target and attack a mother and her children in their home.
"What we see here is a continuation of the loyalist campaign against nationalists in North Belfast and as such I would urge nationalists to be vigilant in the coming weeks.
"The UDA is a group that are not on ceasefire and who have been responsible for countless sectarian gun and bomb attacks against nationalists over the past two and a half years. In the run up to an election they may try to flex their muscle, especially in north Belfast, and use intimidation instead of politics." ENDS