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Sinn Fein Councillor, Fergal Lennon, calls for urgent action from PSNI

Published: 29 January, 2018

Speaking following a burglary in the Brambles area of Derrymacash at the weekend Sinn Fein Councillor for the area, Fergal Lennon, said:

"This was an appalling attack on two elderly residents living in the Derrymacash area. The community are in shock. I want to firstly send a message of support to the victims of this cowardly attack who I called with in the aftermath of the burglary.

"Between 8.10pm and 9pm, as the husband left his home to collect his wife, burglars entered and ransacked their home leaving with cash and jewellery. Both have been left visibly shaken. There is real anger in the community as a result.

"I am calling on anyone who noted suspicious activity or vehicles in the area to contact the PSNI immediately. No piece of information is too small. We have been in contact with the PSNI seeking updates on their current lines of enquiry. It is paramount that action is taken to prevent future incidents. Burglaries are happening far too often in the Derrymacash area and it is time measures are put in place to ensure the security and safety of all our residents. In the meantime we are advising residents to lock all doors both when in the house and when leaving."