Mrs Erskine said, “There is mindless individuals who care for nothing more than to bring Northern Ireland back to the days of bomb and bullet. They want to reap havoc and sow destruction. The good, honest people of Newtownbutler do not want that. They want to live their lives free from harm and in peace.
Security alerts in this area are continuous over recent times. It serves no purpose other than disruption and fear.
I want to thank the Police for carrying out their job this week. Their role is to ensure public safety and to stop pathetic individuals from thinking this is the way forward for Northern Ireland.
I would encourage anyone who has information on those who continue to disregard the community we live in, to get in touch with the Police. Only when such people are brought to task can incidents like this be a thing of the past.”