The home of Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness MLA was attacked with paint bombs last night.
The Deputy First Minister’s grandchildren were in the house at the time.
Speaking about the attack, Mr McGuinnes said; “This was an attack not just on me but on my family too, including my grandchildren who were in the house at the time.
“I would like to thank my neighbours for all their help and assistance in the aftermath of the attack.
“This attack on my family follows an arson attack on the car of a Sinn Féin member in Derry last week and on Sinn Féin election billboards and posters in the city.
“The people behind these attacks have nothing to offer the community and they are intent on dragging society back to the past.
“Neither I or the people I represent will allow them to do that.
The people who attacked my family home last night represent the past.My work for Peace,Reconciliation & a better future will continue.
— Martin McGuinness (@M_McGuinness_SF) May 4, 2015
Paint bombs thrown at home of Martin McGuinness in early hours of this morning. pic.twitter.com/uMQRUj1nxi
— Gareth Wilkinson (@Gwilkinson_utv) May 4, 2015