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O'Dowd condemns arson attempt at Craigavon Area Hospital

4 January, 2018 - by John O'Dowd

Speaking following an attempt to set fire to the pharmacy wing of Craigavon Area Hospital Sinn Féin MLA for the area, John O'Dowd said:

"I want to condemn this attack outright. Our health services are under severe pressure. Any lasting damage caused to the pharmacy wing of the hospital could  have resulted in multiple deaths.

"Fortunately, on this occasion, there were no fatalities and no lasting damage was caused. But it could have been so very different.

"I want to praise emergency services and staff at Craigavon Area Hospital for their quick response which helped bring the fire under control – ensuring no loss of life. The suspect is now in police custody." 

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