Newry Sinn Fein politician receives bomb threat

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Thursday, January 8th, 2015
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Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy has said he will not be deterred by bomb threats aimed against him.

Murphy received threats of a bomb at his house

He was speaking after being contacted by the PSNI warning him of a bomb threat at his home. Speaking to Newry Times, the Newry and Armagh MP explained, “In the early hours of this morning I was contacted by the PSNI who told me they had received a warning that a bomb had been left at my house. “A search was carried out shortly afterwards but nothing was discovered. A further search was carried out at first light but nothing untoward was found then either. “This threat against myself and my family is cowardly and wrong. Neither I nor any of my Sinn Féin colleagues will be deterred by these threats and I will continue to represent the people of Newry and Armagh,” he added. Murphy is no stranger to threats on his life. Back in October 2013 he received death threats from a person claiming to represent the UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force). He received the threats over the phone to his Newry constituency office on Tuesday 29th October 2013 when, according to Murphy, the caller threatened to shoot the Member of Parliament at his Camlough home.

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