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West Tyrone Councillors receive threats

16 January, 2007

Sinn Féin Assembly member for West Tyrone Barry McElduff has confirmed that a number of party councillors in the area have received threats including live rounds.

Mr McElduff said:

"Over the weekend a package containing a number of live rounds along with the names of Sinn Féin councillors in West Tyrone was uncovered.

"This is obviously a sinister development but at this stage it is not clear where this threat emanates from.

"Over the course of the past 30 years Sinn Féin elected representatives and members have long been targets of those within the British system and their surrogates.

"However we have never allowed these campaigns to deflect us from our work in bringing about Irish unity and independence and this latest threat will only serve to strengthen our resolve." ENDS

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