Police investigate ‘bomb threat’ at Newtownabbey Sinn Fein office

North Belfast Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly has said he will not be deterred by a bomb threat at his constituency office in Glengormley.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 12:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 12:35 pm

Police received a report of a suspicious object in the Antrim Road area of Newtownabbey shortly after 11.40pm on Tuesday (March 2).

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Officers attended the scene and carried out a thorough public safety operation in the area and nothing untoward was found.

“Enquiries are continuing and police would appeal to anyone with any information in relation to this matter to contact them on 101, quoting reference number 2204 02/03/21.

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“A report can also be made online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org

Commenting on the incident, Mr Kelly said: “I was contacted by the PSNI who told me they had received a report that a bomb had been left at my constituency office on the upper Antrim Road.

“I was told that this bomb threat was phoned in from a loyalist area. This threat should be condemned in the strongest terms.

“Those behind these incidents offer nothing to the community but criminality and fear and should be faced down.

“This is the second incident of intimidation targeted at my recently opened constituency office in recent days, but will not stop me or any other Sinn Fein activist, from working for all the people of north Belfast.”

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Police say they will continue to monitor the Glengormley area after flags and signs opposing the Irish Sea border were erected on the Antrim Road.

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