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Rector Condemns Apparent Sectarian Arson Attack

Diocesan News

Added on 06/11/2013

The Church of Ireland Rector in Garvagh has condemned last Monday’s apparent arson attack in the village. The victims were a Catholic family who live in the village.

Revd Paul Whittaker said, ‘”I visited the family to express the disgust that I and my community feel about this attack. The family have lived in the same house for three generations but now feel very frightened at the prospect of staying on in their home. This has come after another attack on them two years ago.”  He continued “The family warmly welcomed my visit and I had an opportunity to pray with them. We need all of our local political and community leaders to publicly speak with one voice against such a distressing incident.”

The police have described the overnight burning of two cars belonging to the Catholic family in Garvagh, County Londonderry as a “hate crime”.

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