Dickson says dissident threats need removed immediately

Alliance Justice spokesperson Stewart Dickson MLA has said threats made by dissident republicans against vehicle recovery firms working with police need removed immediately.

Two companies have been targeted by arsonists recently, damaging several vehicles. It is believed threats have also been issued by dissidents towards firms.

“This is a delinquent and vicious activity against people who are simply doing their job. These companies work for the community and the benefit of people in it,” said Mr Dickson.

“These dissidents are doing nothing but attempting to deprive people of their livelihoods. There is no place for any paramilitarism in our society, no matter what organisation. It is concerning these actions could lead to an injury or fatality.

“I call on these dissidents to remove any threats, get off the backs of people doing their job and disband entirely.”