Sinn Féin targeted in Derry arson

Published Monday, 28 July 2014
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Sinn Féin has been targeted in an arson attack at the party's Londonderry offices.

The party's main constituency offices at Ráth Mór on the Eastway Road was targeted late on Sunday.

Police said a rear window was broken and a flammable liquid poured through shortly before midnight.

The scene was held overnight and police investigations are continuing.

A fire service spokesman said crews dealt with the blaze for around an hour.

He added: "It was a relatively small fire which we managed to contain quickly.

"Damage was caused to offices in one section of the building and we are treating the incident as deliberate."

Sinn Féin said it was "business as usual" at the offices on Monday.

MLA Raymond McCartney said: "This must be condemned as an attempt to attack the democratic process.

"It will not stop us working or the people of Derry.

"It will be business as usual for Derry Sinn Féin, continuing to serve the people of the city and the wider north west."

Police are appealing for information.

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Ryan in An Dun wrote (143 days ago):
Wether this was a loyalist attack or a dissident republican attack it will serve no purpose. Do people honestly think that a mindless act of vandalism will change Sinn Feins stance? I hope these thugs are caught and dealt with.
lucylou in belfast wrote (143 days ago):
When will the type of people [on both 'sides'] who do this sort of thing realise it serves no useful purpose for anyone.If any of them think it is in any sense heroic or progressing any 'cause' then they are very very sadly deluded.
Ger in Lurgan wrote (144 days ago):
Like the bigots and oafs that attack and burn the Alliance Offices in Belfast, I am sure this will not make one iota of difference to political parties speaking out on the real issues that affect people in Northern Ireland.
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