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Attack on pensioner’s home described as ‘callous’

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has described as ‘callous’ those who ransacked a pensioner’s home at Jonesborough.

fearon larkinThe Councillor explained, “The thieves gained access through the back door and went through the house like a whirlwind.

“Although nothing was stolen, this is little comfort to the pensioner or her family who are distressed by the invasion and destruction of her home.”

The local elected representative confirmed that he had discussed the most recent incident with the PSNI. “I have spoken to the police in relation to this incident and am aware that a number of items were recovered which may offer up forensic evidence which helps identify those involved.”

His colleague Megan Fearon MLA echoed the sentiments of Cllr Larkin. “This outrageous incident was not only an attack on a vulnerable person but an attack on our community.

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Jan End 2017“This community will not tolerate those who target the vulnerable or disadvantaged. I would ask that residents remain vigilant and call with neighbours to ensure they and their property are safe.

She added, “If they see suspicious activity contact the police. Those engaged in these serious criminal activities need to be apprehended and face the full rigours of the law.”

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