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Cllr Cairns Anger at Mount Zion Attack

Published: 5 February, 2018

Speaking following a burglary at Mount Zion in the early hours of Saturday morning Sinn Féin Councillor, Maire Cairns, said:

"This was sickening attack on the hub of our community. Mount Zion is home to a number of charities, advice organisations and childcare facilities. To attack this building is to strike at the very heart of our community. I wholeheartedly condemn the reckless actions of the individual involved.

"The suspect was seen heading off into the Shankill area and is believed to be a male, around 35 years old and of heavy build with stubble. He was wearing a dark hat and jacket with light jeans.

"If you seen anyone fitting this description in the surrounding area or if you noted any suspicious activity please call 101/999 quoting ref 19 03/02/18. No piece of information is too small.

"At a DEA meeting in Magheralin this week, which I chaired, party colleagues raised the issue of burglaries in the E district. We will be resisting any further cuts to the community policing budget."