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Attempted abduction on Glen Road

5 July, 2004

West Belfast Sinn Féin Assembly member Michael Ferguson has said that the local community is outraged after the attempted abduction of a woman on the Glen Road last night.

Mr Ferguson said:

" Last night a woman standing on the Glen Road was viciously assaulted and attempts were made to pull her into a car. In the end the attackers made off with the woman's handbag. She has been left badly shaken and bruised after the assault.

" Local people are shocked and angry at this attack. This sort of attack spreads fear within the local population and particularly amongst women in the area.

" As a community we must come together and make it very clear that we are demanding that our streets remain safe and that people can go about their everyday business without fear of attack." ENDS

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