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Glen Road device endangers local community - Maskey

17 January, 2012 - by Pat Sheehan, Westminster

 Sinn Féin MP for West Belfast, Paul Maskey,  has slammed those who left a pipebomb close to local shops and St Theresa’s school on the Glen Road. This has resulted in the school being closed for the day causing major disruption to the pupils and their families.

Speaking today Mr Maskey said:

“This is a completely reckless action. Despite the disruption that has been caused to the local community and St Theresa’s school the stark reality is that anyone, including children could have found this device.

“The device was discovered at a local shop that was destroyed in a fire last night. Beside this shop is a bakery and chip shop, a nursery, and just across the road St Theresa’ Primary School, youth club and chapel. This is a very busy area which many children use.

“Our other concern is that there could be a link to the fire that destroyed the local shop and the discovery of this pipe bomb.

“Those behind this attack must realise the stupidity of their actions. They have been reckless in the utmost and have shown no regard for the local community whom they claim to represent. The fact is there is no support for them in this community and they need to desist from this type of activity.”

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