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Ulster Unionists Condemn Portadown Gun Attack

Ulster Unionist Leader, Doug Beattie MC MLA, and Portadown Councillor Julie Flaherty, have condemned a shooting incident that occurred on Portadown’s Loughgall Road in the early hours of this morning (Friday 21st January).

Doug Beattie said:

“This was a totally reckless act that could have endangered the life of the lady that lives in the property, and the lives of her neighbours, not to mention anyone else who happened to be in the area at that time.

“Quite often those injured in incidents like this are bystanders, caught in the crossfire or hit by ricocheting bullets.  It is reckless and deplorable and there is no place for this type of activity in the community.”

Councillor Julie Flaherty said:

“This was indeed a completely reckless act and it is fortunate that we are not dealing with an injury or even a fatality this morning.

“We have called with the property owner to reassure her of our support and our condemnation of this attack.

“We urge anyone with any information on the incident to come forward, to contact 101 with crime reference number 30 22/01/22, or to call the confidential Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.”

ENDS

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