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Drug Gangs Violence Puts the Innocent in Danger

18 February, 2019

Sinn Féin Councillor Keith Haughian has expressed his alarm after a weekend of attacks, stretching from South Lurgan to North Lurgan which left a child with eye injuries from broken glass.

" These spate of attacks on cars and homes are part of an ongoing dispute between rival drug gangs. The perpetrators don't care who is caught up in the campaign of violence, as innocent children and neighbours are impacted by the attacks.

"I am calling for extra police resources to be deployed to prevent further attacks in what appears to be an escalating situation.

In conclusion Cllr Haughian said:

" Reports suggest there maybe links to paramilitaries on both sides, if that is the case it makes the situation a lot more dangerous.