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Sinn Féin Assembly candidate gets bullet in post

7 March, 2007

Sinn Féin’s Billy Leonard yesterday received a bullet in the post to his home address in Portstewart. He opened the envelope to find it wrapped in bubble-wrap: there was no message.

Leonard says that it is the work of loyalists who have threatened and attacked him before. The Sinn Féin man received a hoax bomb alert at his home a fortnight ago.

He said:

“The most worrying thing is opening this in front of some of my children. However, this type of intimidation will not stop me doing my work as a political representative.

We have received telephone threats, hoax bomb alerts and now this. It is clear that people are making a mistake in thinking that this could change anything. It’s business as usual whether that be an election or the day to day grassroots work I do.” ENDS

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