Lift Latest Death Threat –McCartney

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A Sinn Fein MLA has called for the death threat against Derry businessman Raymond Coyle to be lifted .

Yesterday, an anti vigilante campaign group said the businessman - shot in February 2010 by Republican Action Against Drugs (RAAD) - has received notification from the PSNI about a new death threat.

The group, ‘RAAD - Not in our Name’ appealed for public support for a rally organised for Guildhall Square this Saturday.

Now Derry MLA Raymond McCartney has condemned the new threat and says it must be lifted.

“The seriousness of this situation cannot be understated and I condemn those behind this latest death threat. The local community is demanding that these gangs disband and lift the atmosphere of intimidation hanging over our City.

“Let nobody be under any illusion that this gang has any concern for the welfare of our community. They are inflicting the same hurt and intimidation on our community as that by the anti-community behaviour of those they claim to be combatting.

“I repeat my earlier calls to anyone involved with this vigilante gang who has any concern for the people of Derry and the wider area to stop and examine the negative impact of their actions and walk away from those who are directing this community intimidation before they inflict further hurt on their own people,” he says.