Those behind bomb don’t represent local community, says McAllister

Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has said those behind a bomb placed outside a primary school in North Belfast do not represent the vast majority of the local community.

Councillor McAllister was speaking after the device was discovered outside Holy Cross Boys’ Primary School in Ardoyne in the early hours of Sunday by a passing police patrol. PSNI say the bomb was sizeable and an attempt by dissident republicans to kill officers.

“Those who placed this bomb not only in the heart of the community but outside the gates of a primary school do not represent the vast majority of people in this area, who want to get on with their lives in peace.

“I utterly condemn this incident, which was targeted at police but could have just as easily injured a member of the public, or even worse. Pupils are due to return to school tomorrow after the Easter break – if the PSNI did not find this device, I dread to think what may have happened.

“I encourage anyone with information on this to contact police immediately.”

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