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Last Updated: Sunday, 10 April, 2005, 08:22 GMT 09:22 UK
Sinn Fein member told of 'threat'
A Sinn Fein politician has said he has been warned by the police that he is at risk of a loyalist attack.

Officers told John O'Dowd that documents with details about him had been found in the possession of a recently arrested loyalist.

The Upper Bann assembly member said police officers told him on Saturday night that a recently arrested loyalist had documents which related to him.

Mr O'Dowd said that he would continue his political activities as usual.

He said police would not give him any details of when or where this person had been arrested, nor did they indicate to which loyalist grouping that person was affiliated.

Mr O'Dowd said the "activities of loyalist paramilitary organisations still pose a substantial danger and threat, not just to republicans, but to the wider political process".

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