Car burnt in South Armagh causes anger

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Friday, July 29th, 2016
Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has conveyed the disgust of the local business and community sector in Forkhill at the burning of a car on Main Street.
Councillor Mickey Larkin with local business owners

Councillor Mickey Larkin with local business owners

At about 3.30am on Sunday morning a car was found in flames outside business and community premises at Main Street in Forkhill. The Fire brigade attended and extinguished the fire but the car was destroyed and damage has been caused to the front of the buildings. He told Newry Times, “When key holders arrived they discovered substantial water damage to the interior of their businesses. Although the cause of the blaze is not yet known the fear is that it may have been deliberate. “The business and community sector of Forkhill have worked tirelessly for years to build capacity and create jobs in the village. This hard graft has borne fruit as can be seen on Main Street.
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Annie newry times box ad“Although shocked by this incident I am confident that they will bounce back stronger than ever. There are a number of exciting projects planned for the village over the next few years and I know that the community will continue to benefit from the efforts of these sectors,” Larkin added.
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