Natasha McShane: Local politicians speak about brutal attack
Today marks the second anniversary of the brutal attack on local lady Natasha McShane. Newry Times reported earlier today about how Natasha and the McShane family are coping.
Speaking to Newry Times, SDLP Councillor Geraldine Donnelly expressed solidarity with the McShane family and said the brutal attack on Natasha has robbed her of the huge potential which lay before her. “Thankfully those responsible for inflicting the horrific injuries on her have been apprehended, sentenced, and are now in prison, and while that is some consolation to the family, Natasha may have to endure the result of their actions for the rest of her life. Natasha and her family are constantly in my thoughts and I pray that her condition may improve as time goes on.”
Councillor Donnelly’s words were echoed by SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley. “As we approach brain injury week the dreadful attack on Natasha illustrates the effect that violence to the individual has on a person’s life. My thoughts are with Natasha and her family at this time and I can only hope and pray that the love and care of her family and the prayers of the community will help to bring a positive change to her condition.”
Speaking to Newry Times, Colman Burns of Sinn Fein said: “Having known and worked with Natasha in the course of her studies as a student, I find it deeply upsetting that this talented and very intelligent young girl has been prevented from reaching her goals due to this one moment of callous madness. It is satisfying that the persons involved are now locked up but it does nothing to ease the burden of the family who has to live with the consequences on a daily basis. Our thoughts are with Natasha and her family who have had to adjust their lives to cope with the terrible circumstances of this horrid attack.”
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