09/01/2006

Former SDLP councillor's home paint bombed

The home of a former SDLP councillor has suffered damage in an attack in County Tyrone last night.

Anne Bell, who is also a former member of the Strabane District Policing Partnership, had three paint bombs thrown at her house on Knockavoe Crescent on the Ballycolman Estate, at around 8pm.

An adjoining house was also damaged in the incident along with a car, which was parked outside at the time.

Inspector Graham Dodds of Strabane PSNI condemned the incident.

He said: "Those responsible for this attack have nothing to offer the community of Strabane.

"This incident has caused great distress to the householder and her family."

Police have asked anyone who may have witnessed anything to contact them in Strabane on 0845 600 8000, or on the Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111.

(EF/SP)

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