Sinn Fein: Arson attack at Councillor’s home condemned

Councillor Jay McCauley inspects the damaged cars outside his home.

Councillor Jay McCauley inspects the damaged cars outside his home.

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Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has condemned an arson attack at the home of Strabane Sinn Féin councillor Jay McCauley.

Speaking after two vehicles were damaged in an overnight arson attack outside Councillor McCauley’s home, Raymond McCartney said: “This attack on my party colleague Councillor Jay McCauley has angered the community in Strabane.

“As a Sinn Féin elected representative Jay McCauley has been to the fore in representing all the people of the area on a daily basis.

“The fact those responsible came in the hours of darkness and attacked this family home highlights the cowardly nature of their actions.

“This hasn’t been the first arson attack in the Strabane area in recent months. Jay McCauley has been outspoken in challenging the criminal elements who are intent on threatening and intimidating the community.

“Jay McCauley has the full support of Sinn Féin in facing these criminal elements down.

“He will not be deterred by this attack and will continue with his work in representing all the people of the area.”