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Dungannon councillor’s car ‘speared by buckrake’ in 40th sectarian attack

DUP councillor Sammy Brush pictured outside his house on Main Street in Ballygawley, Co Tyrone.

DUP councillor Sammy Brush pictured outside his house on Main Street in Ballygawley, Co Tyrone.

Lord Morrow MLA has slammed those responsible for the 40th attack on his colleague Cllr Sammy Brush’s property, just one week to the day after the last attack.

He said the attack required “pre-planning and heavy machinery which could not have gone unnoticed”.

“As if in some kind of sick-minded effort to reach round numbers, and exactly one week since the last attack, Cllr Brush has again been targeted in this on-going sectarian campaign.

“It appears his car has been pushed down the street into another parked vehicle, thereby creating another innocent victim in these continued attacks.

“From what can be established a buckrake-type of implement has been used as there is grass lying about and the car has sustained spear marks. This took a degree of pre-planning and there is no way it was not witnessed.

“If those responsible are upping their campaign – which it clearly demonstrated – it’s time PSNI and public representatives do likewise.

“This was a clear indication of the efforts of thug-elements to forcefully drive Cllr Brush out of his community. It will not succeed.

“No doubt the law-abiding citizens of Ballygawley will be asking how this brutal campaign of blatant hatred can thrive in their area.”

 

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