Robinson and McGuinness condemn letter bombs

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness
Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness have condemned the discovery of letter bombs in Derry and Lisburn.

In a joint statement the north’s First and Deputy First Minister said:” “We utterly condemn the recent letter bombs discovered in postal sorting offices in Derry/Londonderry and Lisburn.

“The people behind these letter bombs are opposed to the democratic will of the people and want to drag us back to the past. They have no respect for the postal workers, the wider community or the future.”

The Ministers further condemned the sending of a bullet in the post to a primary school in Tobermore.

“Sending a bullet to a primary school is utterly contemptible.

“We urge anyone with any information on these incidents to give it to the PSNI to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.”

On Thursday Deirdre Madden, principal of Tobermore primary school said the threat was not intended for anyone at her school.

“It is in the hands of the PSNI now,” she said.

“The letter came to our school but was not targeted at any of our children or any members of our school community.

The letter bombs were discovered in postal sorting office last night in Derry and this morning in Lisburn.