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Threats to NIE workers must be lifted – Cllr Magennis

27 August, 2015 - by Stephen Magennis

Sinn Féin Councillor for the Collin area, Stephen Magennis has called on the armed grouping calling itself the ONH to withdraw death threats against NIE workers in the Twinbrook area.

Speaking today Cllr Magennis said:

“The NIE are currently updating and installing new electricity meters in the Twinbrook area. This is to ensure that a fully up to date service is provided for customers as the old meters are out of warranty soon.

“However NIE workers were approached by two men claiming to be from the ONH and were told that if they continued to install these meters they would be shot and their van burnt.

“This is completely unacceptable. No workers should be under such threats. They are working to improve services for our communities and for some unknown reason a group, which has no support in the area, thinks they can issue death threats.

“Understandably the work has stopped due to these threats as employee safety is paramount. Those behind the threat need to withdraw them immediately and explain their rationale to this community.  While the threat remains local people will lose out.”

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