20 May 2019
DUP Upper Bann MLA Carla Lockhart has condemned overnight attacks in the Lurgan area as reckless and irresponsible.
During the night there were three separate incidents, two cars burnt out in both the Shankill Estate and Avenue Road Estate and shots fired at a house near Derrymacash. This follows on from a number of other incidents in the past number of weeks in the wider Lurgan area and the DUP representative believes it may be a criminal elements carrying out these attacks.
Speaking on the matter Carla Lockhart said, “I am liaising with the police to get more facts around these attacks. Investigations are at an early stage and it is vital that information is forthcoming.
Regardless of who carried out these attacks I would condemn them in the strongest possible terms. They are both reckless and irresponsible and we could be dealing with a loss of life of serious injury. When you fire indiscriminately into someone’s house you put everyone at risk in that house.
It is a worrying trend of a number of attacks in the wider Lurgan and Craigavon areas over the past number of weeks and I would urge those involved to think about the potential consequences of their actions, not only for the people they deem targets for attack but also themselves if they get caught.
I would commend the PSNI and NIFRS for their actions which keep us all safe and although dealing with multiple incidents were able to do so efficiently and with minimum disruption. Anyone with information on this matter please contact the police on 101 or call free and anonymously the confidential hotline 0800 555 111.”