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Bomb threat on Gerry Adams' house

The party is saying that the office of Paul Maskey MP and the home of councillor Jim McVeigh were also targeted.

Image: Peter Morrison/AP/Press Association Images

SINN FÉIN HAS claimed that the house of president Gerry Adams in west Belfast has been targeted by a bomb threat.

The party has said that they were informed of this earlier today by the PSNI, and that the house of another of its members and a constituency office were also targeted.

The police service has stated that upon checking these properties no devices were found.

Speaking this afternoon, Sinn Féin MP for Adams’ former constituency of west Belfast, Paul Maskey, said, “The threats indicated that devices were left at the homes of Gerry Adams and Cllr Jim McVeigh along with a device being left at my office on the Falls Road.”

No matter what the intentions of whoever who made the threats those behind them will achieve nothing. They will not deter us from our work and they will not stop us delivering for those who elect us.

The PSNI has said that the threats had been made to a local media outlet who subsequently contacted them.

Read: An election-ready Sinn Féin wants to raise wages by €1 and cut politicians’ pay

Also: Mary Lou denies councillor was bullied out of Sinn Féin

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