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Sinn Féin MLA Philip McGuigan called today for all armed groups to leave the stage after a home was targeted in a hoax bomb attack in Ballymoney at the weekend.
The North Antrim MLA said:
“There have been a number of incidents in North Antrim in recent times.
“This latest incident is being linked to the North Antrim UDA. It’s clear that the criminals associated with this group are intent on continuing their drug dealing, extortion, and intimidation of the local community.
“Society wants all armed groups to leave the stage rather than empty expressions of intent to end criminality.
“The local community also want to see a targeted response by the PSNI to bring this gang to justice and bring their activities to an end.”