22 February 2017
DUP Assembly candidate Gary Middleton has condemned those responsible for leaving a suspicious devices at the home of a PSNI officer in Londonderry and a separate incident in Sion Mills.
He said, “I utterly condemn the irresponsible actions of those who saw fit to leave these devices at the home of a police officer in Londonderry and a separate incident in Sion Mills. These are despicable acts which endangered the lives of innocent people who simply go about their everyday routine.
The intentions are to drag Northern Ireland back into the past by instilling fear and intimidation. Our community do not want to see this type of evil activity and this deeply disturbing incident should be unequivocally condemned.
Republicans will seek to use any political vacuum for their own agenda but they will not succeed. Political stability in Northern Ireland is important. Today we must all stand together to send out a message that it is unacceptable to endanger life in this way and we will continue to work to move Northern Ireland forward.
As a community there is a duty to ensure this type of activity does not continue and I would urge anyone with information to contact the Police.”