27/11/2015

Bangor Residents 'Frightened' Following Attack

Residents living in the Bangor area have been left frightened after a man was attacked in the Clandeboye area, an Alliance Councillor has claimed.

Cllr Scott Wilson has condemned the attack and said the victim has consistently stood up to the poison of paramilitarism in the Clandeboye area.
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Mr Wilson said: "Local people have had enough. They are fed up with paramilitary flags marking out territory and want ownership of the neighbourhood returned to local people, but sadly the growing influence of paramilitary activity has been a constant worry throughout 2015.

"The persistence of paramilitarism in Northern Ireland continues to poison our society - and its effects are felt everywhere. Only Alliance has consistently called for the very grassroots structures to be tackled and the new replacement for the IMC must be held accountable.

"While those behind this attack meant to intimidate, I urge everyone in the Clandeboye area not to give in to the vile thugs and use the opportunity to unite the community further."

(CD)

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