Ford condemns ‘cowardly’ arson attack

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SOUTH Antrim MLA David Ford has condemned an overnight arson attack on his constituency office in Glengormley.

The Carnmoney Road property sustained scorch damage after flammable liquid was poured over the front of the building and set alight.

No-one was in the office at the time of the attack.

The Alliance Party leader, who also serves as Justice Minister at Stormont, condemned the incident as “a cowardly and cynical attack.”

“This is an attack on democracy. Incidents like this make us all even more determined to protect peace and ensure we have a society free from violence and division,” he said.

It’s understood the attack occurred shortly before 3am on Wednesday (July 6), and police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.