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Coleraine attack carried out by loyalist paramilitaries

24 November, 2004

Local Sinn Féin Councillor Billy Leonard has described the attack in the Coleraine home of an elderly lady as "grotesque" and says that this incident is the "latest in the line of intimidation against this family."

He added:

"This family and particularly the elderly lady who is waiting on an operation should not have been subject to this grotesque ordeal. Yet againloyalist paramilitaries in Coleraine have shown themselves as incapable of accepting nationalists and republicans in this area.

They need to realise it is time for even them to accept that many others are working towards human rights for all, a fair deal for all and a society in which incidents such as this are a thing of the past.

Unfortunately the loyalist paramilitary time-scale in Coleraine is not as good as everyone else's."

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