JIM Shannon MP for Strangford has condemned the petrol bomb attack on the home of a Prison officer in Ballygowan as “truly the lowest of the low. To petrol bomb the prison officer’s home where he and his family live and at a time when his children and wife were in the home is despicable.
“This is the latest in a series of attacks upon this prison officer that has included verbal threats and written threats and pipe bomb hoax and the evil intent of dissident republicans is obvious.
“I have been in touch with the PSNI and Minister of Justice to seek security assistance and help for the officers and his family. I would urge everyone to be aware of the treat that there still is from a small group of evil dissident republicans in this area. Vigilance in needed and the PSNI have stepped up their patrols and efforts to arrest these people who, without doubt, are the scum of the earth.”