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Robinson and McGuinness condemn attack on policeman in Randalstown

Friday, 8 January 2010

First Minister Peter Robinson MP MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MP MLA, have condemned this morning’s attack on a policeman in Randalstown.

First Minister Peter Robinson said: "This is a cowardly evil act against a man committed to defending the free society we all enjoy. I have said in the past that those who perpetrate such attacks will not succeed in returning Northern Ireland to the dark days of the past. I remain steadfastly committed to upholding that promise. There is only one path forward, that of peace and democracy."

Mr McGuinness said: "The man injured today in this attack contributes positively to the community. He is an active member of the GAA and an Irish speaker. He serves the community as a member of the PSNI. The people who carried out this attack make no contribution. These actions serve no purpose and will not further any cause. My thoughts are with the injured man and his family. I pray he makes a full recovery."

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