Sinn Féin MLA Emma Rogan has condemned those responsible for anti-social behaviour at the old Downe Hospital site and for arson.
The South Down MLA said: “I would make an urgent appeal for this anti-social behaviour to stop immediately.
“Those responsible set a skip alight which resulted in the Fire and Rescue Service being called to the scene.
“This is disgraceful behaviour when emergency services are already under pressure during a public health emergency.
“Those responsible have nothing to offer local people apart from disruption and inconvenience and I would call on them to cease.”
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Community anger at fire at Old Downe Hospital fire says Hazzard.
Sinn Féin South Down MP Chris Hazzard has said the local community are angered to see another fire at the Old Downe Hospital site on Tuesday evening 9th February.
The South Down MP said: “The community were angered to see the Old Downe Hospital ablaze once again tonight.
“I commend the Fire and Rescue Services for their efforts to tackle the blaze.
“The emergency services are under pressure at this time and do not need this type of incident.