Lurgan being held to ransom

09 March 2019

Upper Bann DUP MLA Carla Lockhart has hit out at those involved in the most recent security alert at Bells Row, Lurgan.

Carla Lockhart MLA

Carla Lockhart

The train line has been closed due to a vehicle having been hijacked and subsequently set on fire.

Speaking on the issue Carla Lockhart said,

“I utterly condemn this latest incident in Lurgan.  I have been liaising with the PSNI and believe this to be a small group of republicans trying to lure police into the area.

Today Sean McVeigh was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for the attempted murder of a police officer in Londonderry in 2015.  This is a welcome sentence and has obviously caused these individuals to react in this way.

These people are not representative.  They are holding our town to ransom.

Lurgan is a great place to live, work and do business and the message is clear terrorism didn’t succeed in days gone by, it won’t succeed now or in the future.

I encourage anyone with any information to report it to the PSNI.  We need political condemnation from all parties and community support to send a clear message to those involved that their actions are not wanted within the area.”

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