Derry death threats: ‘IRA’ refuse to withdraw threats against Community Safety Wardens

LIFT THE THREAT NOW!. . . . .Derry City Council Chief Executive Sharon O'Connor being interviewed during yesterday's protest over threats against Derry City Council employees. DER4614MC074
LIFT THE THREAT NOW!. . . . .Derry City Council Chief Executive Sharon O'Connor being interviewed during yesterday's protest over threats against Derry City Council employees. DER4614MC074

The ‘IRA’ in Derry have refused to withdraw threats against the city’s Community Safety Wardens in the wake of a public rally.

As people gathered outside Derry City Council headquarters to protest against the threats, the Derry Journal received a statement from the ‘IRA’ reiterating their intention to harm any workers whom they claim are ‘assisting Crown Forces’.

The statement issued to the Journal said that “following extensive investigations Derry Brigade IRA have issued a cease and desist order against the Community Safety Wardens (CSW)” or they would “face execution”.

The statement states that anyone deemed to be “actively or passively” assisting ‘Crown Forces’ can “expect the same fate as a British police officer or soldier”.

The statement adds: “No amount of criticism or crocodile tears from ex-republicans will alter our resolve.”

It rejected condemnation from Sinn Fein and said: “We are warning all community workers not to do the work of the Crown Forces.

“This applies to all no matter who they work for or which political party they are connected to.”