Mayor slams ‘faceless thugs’ responsible for taxi horror

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Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Casey described those responsible as 'faceless thugs'

Mayor of Newry, Sinn Féin councillor Charlie Casey has condemned those responsible for leaving a hoax device in the Carnagat area of the city last night. The Mayor confirmed that as a result of the hoax device, “Some 20 homes were evacuated in the middle of the night, technically Easter Sunday morning. Initially these families, young and old alike, were brought to the local Sports Centre. At around 1.45 am they were transferred to the Mourne Country Hotel where Newry & Mourne Council and the Housing Executive had arranged rooms for them.” Speaking of the disruption and annoyance caused during the alert Casey continued, “I do not need to tell you how distressing this has been for the families involved. However, as you normally find in the face of adversity the community comes together and I can tell you that this was certainly the case last night. I wish to commend local businesses Courtney’s Restaurant, Friar Tucks and La Dolce Vita who supplied food and drinks to the evacuated families and all those who helped last night.” “Contrast this with the faceless thugs who were responsible for leaving this device, if they think this will help their cause, whatever their unarticulated cause may be, they are sorely mistaken. We live in a very different society today and Sinn Féin is committed to continue working towards peace, prosperity, equality and justice for everyone,” the Lord Mayor added.  
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