Mid-Ulster politicians have expressed their condemnation for the pipe bomb attack on a family home in Tobermore last night (Monday 17th March).
A family of five, including three children escaped injury after the attack on a house in the Castle Park area of Tobermore.
Francie Molloy, MP for Mid Ulster, called on those involved in the attack in Tobermore to “immediately cease this activity”.
Mr Molloy said, “This particular attack put the lives of a family at risk and is totally unacceptable. Whatever the rationale or thinking behind this incident it is wrong and must end.
“Unfortunately the Tobermore area has been witness to a number of attacks in recent times and this raises serious questions as to the source and reasoning behind the attacks. I would urge anyone who is aware of anything relating to this or the other incidents to come forward with that information.
“This community should not be living in fear, families should not be living in fear. I once again urge those responsible for this despicable crime to come to their senses immediately and cease this before someone is killed or seriously injured.”
Mid-Ulster Ulster Unionist MLA Sandra Overend also condemned those responsible for a pipe bomb attack
Mrs Overend said;“I condemn unreservedly those responsible for this reckless act. I understand that the bomb exploded at a house in Castle Park in Tobermore but thankfully the two adults and three children inside escaped injury. Distress was also caused to neighbouring families and obviously I hope that all those affected make a full recovery as quickly as possible.
“Nothing can justify placing an explosive device at a house, especially one with children inside, and such actions must be condemned by everyone.
“Somebody out there knows who is responsible for this terrible act, and I would appeal to them to pass any information they have to the PSNI so that the culprits can be brought before the courts.”
DUP Mid Ulster MLA, Ian McCrea said: ““I completely condemn those responsible for exploding a pipe bomb around 1am on Tuesday at a house in Castle Park, Tobermore where two adults and three children thankful escaped injury.
“This type of reckless action has rightly been condemned by all and is something that the community as a whole rejects therefore I call on those responsible to stop it immediately before someone is seriously injured.
“I want to make it clear that this type of action is not acceptable and call on anyone with any information to come forward to the Police. I also want to appeal to those who represent the people responsible to come and engage with me as an elected representative rather than taking the law into their own hands.”