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Attack on Photographer an Attack on Democracy says Ruane
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SOUTH Down MLA Caitriona Ruane (Sinn Féin) has said the people who left a pipe bomb at the home of a photographer in Mayobridge were an affront to democracy.

Ms. Ruane said: “Apart from the fact that Mark Pierce’s family were put under extreme danger and stress from the device left at their front door this attack was an affront to democracy.

“In any civilisied society a free press is paramount in maintaining democracy and this attack needs to seen in that context.  While people may not agree with sections of the media there is no excuse to attack them or their families.

“I would call on anyone with information to bring it forward to the PSNI so that the people who left this device can be brought before the courts.”

Ms. Ruane said: “Apart from the fact that Mark Pierce’s family were put under extreme danger and stress from the device left at their front door this attack was an affront to democracy.

“In any civilisied society a free press is paramount in maintaining democracy and this attack needs to seen in that context.  While people may not agree with sections of the media there is no excuse to attack them or their families.

“I would call on anyone with information to bring it forward to the PSNI so that the people who left this device can be brought before the courts.”