5.4 C
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

DUP Councillor says there ’appears to be some sort of a feud’ following pipe bomb incidents

DUP Councillor John McAuley has called for calm after the villages of Dervock and Derrykeighan were brought to a standstill causing significant disruption to many families forced to leave their homes while Police and Army ATO officers worked to ensure a safe return, following the discovery of three suspicious devices which the PSNI have since described as ‘live and potentially lethal’.

Having visited both villages along with North Antrim MLA and Policing Board member Mervyn Storey, Cllr McAuley commented:

- Advertisement -

“I have been in contact with many members of the local community today and it is clear that this type of behaviour is not welcome by the majority of residents, who are living in fear of what will happen next. Unfortunately tensions have been increasing within the village over a number of months now, in what appears to be some sort of a feud resulting in various incidents including damage to property, threats, allegations, claims and counter claims.

- Advertisement -

“As the local councillor for both villages, I hope to never see the scenes of today repeated and am thankful not to be talking about serious injury or worse this evening.

”I would appeal for everyone involved in anyway to reflect on their actions of recent months and call for calm to end this ripping apart of a community which everyone is proud of and I am proud to represent.

- Advertisement -

”Finally I would urge anyone with any relevant information to contact the PSNI on 101 or speak with your local Neighbourhood officers.”

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Mallon progresses Irish Language Signage

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has affirmed her commitment to language equality by announcing that signage containing the Irish language will be rolled out on...

Swann: Please stay at home if you have symptoms or have COVID-19

Health Minister Robin Swann has reiterated his appeal to anyone with symptoms or has been diagnosed with COVID-19 to self-isolate at home. If you have...

O2 issues locally

O2 users locally are experiencing some signal issues across the network this morning. According to these issues are due to engineer work at a local...

Lidl Northern Ireland on the Hunt for Kids with Bags of Style to Design New Recycled Shopping Bags

Lidl Northern Ireland is calling budding young artists across the region to unleash their inner Picasso and create an eye-catching design to feature on...