Threat to Council candidate condemned

DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has condemned a death threat against DUP candidate for the Botanic DEA in Belfast, Darren Leighton. Darren was informed by the PSNI of the threat.

Sir Jeffrey said, “Threats and intimidation should never be part of our political process. It can never be justified and I know there will be opposition from across the community to such thuggery.

Darren is a young man seeking to represent the community in which he lives and has already made a valuable contribution to. I know he will not be deterred by this threat and will continue making a positive impact in this campaign. There can be no ‘no go areas’ in Northern Ireland.

He has the full support of everyone in the DUP at this time and I know that those behind this threat do not represent the vast majority of people of the Botanic area or anywhere else in Northern Ireland.”

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