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Elderly Belfast nuns ‘badly shaken’ after sectarian attack on their car

An attack on a car belonging to two elderly nuns living in a unionist area of Belfast has been describedContinue Reading

An attack on a car belonging to two elderly nuns living in a unionist area of Belfast has been described as ‘sectarian.’

The vehicle, which was parked on Workman Avenue, west Belfast, reportedly had its rear windscreen and rear nearside windows smashed at around 9pm yesterday evening.

Gerard Solinas, of the West Belfast Ulster Political Research Group, has blamed nationalist youths for the criminal damage.

Mr Solinas said the nuns, who are in their 70s and 80s, have been living in the predominately protestant area for some time and have previously fallen victim to ‘sectarian’ attacks.

“I would call on all nationalist and republican community workers to condemn this despicable, unprovoked and intimidating attack,” he said. “The nuns told me they couldn’t understand why they were continuously being picked on, especially now in the run up to Christmas.

“They were very shaken and understandably upset.

“This is the fourth or fifth time they’ve been targeted in the past eight or so years.

“It’s disgusting, it’s sectarian and it’s wrong.”

The two nuns have been described as safe ‘but badly shaken’ following yesterday’s incident.


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