DUP leader condemns attack on Carrickfergus office

Speaking today DUP Leader Gavin Robinson has condemned the overnight attack on East Antrim DUP candidate Sammy Wilson’s office in Carrickfergus as an attack on the democratic process and perpetrated by those who skulk around under cover of darkness.

By Gavin Robinson MP

Belfast East

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“I know Sammy Wilson will not be deterred by this cowardly attack and an attack on his office is an attack on all of us. It is an attack, which if designed to intimidate, will fail and all democrats and supporters of law-and-order will stand with Sammy and the staff members who work to offer a vital service to the public.

I know that such violence and thuggish behaviour is not carried out in the name of the people of Carrick. It is a full-frontal assault on the democratic process.

Threats and violence from wherever they come did not deter or sway us in the past and it will not do so now.

I encourage anyone with information to come forward to the PSNI.”

Mr Wilson said, “This was a senseless attack on an office that serves the people of East Antrim. Whilst we do not know what sort of weapon was used in the attack it could have caused injury to anyone who happened to be in the area at the time.

Throughout my years as a public representative, I have never been deterred from putting forward my views and I won’t be deterred now.”

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