UDA attacks pensioner’s home
UDA attacks pensioner’s home

An attack on the County Derry home of an elderly lady by unionist paramilitaries has been described as “grotesque”.

The incident was the latest in the line of intimidation against thed Coleraine family by the UDA.

The gang responsible for the attack on the pensioner had earlier threatened her three grandsons, demanding they leave the area.

The masked men, armed with baseball bats, forced their way into the house in and forced the family to lie on the floor before smashing up the home.

Sinn Féin Councillor Billy Leonard said that “yet again, loyalist paramilitaries in Coleraine have shown themselves as incapable of accepting nationalists and republicans in this area.”

Unfortunately the loyalist paramilitary timescale in Coleraine is not as good as everyone else’s.”

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