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Armstrong calls for Newtownards community to identify shooters

Alliance MLA for Strangford, Kellie Armstrong, is encouraging the community to identify the shooters involved in a paramilitary style gun attack in Newtownards on Friday 11th October.

Ms Armstrong said she was was shocked by the news a man had been dragged to the ground near a play park, and shot in a paramilitary style attack.


Kellie Armstrong said: “There is shock in the local community following this attack. If you know anyone who claims to be a part of an illegal paramilitary group then pass this information to the PSNI. These groups are nothing but criminals, more interested in bullying, drug dealing and carrying out deadly attacks. They have no place in the community and it’s time for the people of Newtownards to help remove this scourge from the area. The days of the paramilitary bully boys are over. 


“#EndingTheHarm means we can all take action to remove paramilitary thugs. There is no place for guns on our streets. A phone call to the PSNI can help remove these criminals and make our streets safer.


“Call the PSNI on 101, or you can anonymously call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 and help get rid of these criminals hurting our community.”