17 April 2019
Lagan Vally DUP MLA Paul Givan has condemned those behind a suspect device in the Ballymacash area of Lisburn. The security alert has now ended and a crude device taken away for further examination.
He said, "I have spoken with the individual targeted by a crude device in Ballymacash Drive and offered my support in the days ahead. Those responsible have nothing to offer our society and after meeting with people in the Community Centre it will only strengthen the resolve of this local community.
The police will need to establish the motive behind this attack but tensions have been raised by this cowardly act designed to target and intimidate. I would encourage anyone to report anything suspicious they may have seen to the police.
Our thanks must go to all those who have dealt with this security alert and allowed the community to return to normal as soon as possible."