Disappointment at Killymoon bonfire material set alight

07 July 2018

Mid Ulster DUP MLA Keith Buchanan has expressed his disappointment after bonfire materials were set alight in the Killymoon area of Cookstown, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Keith Buchanan MLA

Keith Buchanan

Mr Buchanan said, “This year through engagement with many different agencies those involved in Killymoon bonfire had made many significant improvements. They were proactive in ensuring health and safety measures were paramount.

It is disappointing that their hard work was destroyed overnight by people who have intolerance and ignorance towards another’s culture.

This comes after other bonfires have been attacked and I would appeal for calm, as others try to raise tensions. I am also calling on members of the public to report any activity to the PSNI.”

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