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Sinn Féin councillor slams drunken mob for sectarian attack

27 July, 2013

Sinn Féin Councillor Matt Garrett has slammed those responsible for attacks on homes and property in the Blacks Road area of West Belfast last night.

 Matt Garrettt said:

 "A drunken mob emanating from the Brooke area last night went on the rampage in the Blacks Road area attacking homes and cars belonging to residents. This is disgraceful and was motivated by sectarianism.

 "There are people working hard at the Blacks Road/Lenadoon/Suffolk interface to make sure that residents can get on with their lives free from this type of behaviour. It is not representative of the people that live in the area and I would say a lot of those involved are from outside the area.

 "I was in contact with the local PSNI last night to get more resources into the area to deal with the incident. Today I will again be in touch with them to make sure there is no repeat of last night's attack.

 "Anyone with any information about last night's attack should bring it immediately to the police. The wider West Belfast community want to live free from intimidation and sectarianism, they will continue to strive for that despite the actions of this drunken mob." END

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