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Robbery and assault of priest despicable - Maskey

22 July, 2016 - by Alex Maskey

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey said a robbery and assault on a Catholic priest at St Michael's parish house was despicable.

Alex Maskey said:

"A priest was threatened with a weapon and assaulted before being robbed of a sum of money tonight at the St Michael's parish house at Finaghy Road North.

"I visited the victim after the incident along with my party colleague Councillor Matt Garrett and while quite shaken he is determined to continue with his duties including a funeral mass tomorrow morning.

"This was a cowardly and despicable attack on someone who serves the local community.

"Anyone with any information about those responsible should bring it forward to the PSNI." ENDS/CRIOCH

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