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Last Updated: Monday, 9 January 2006, 10:10 GMT
Attack on ex-councillor's house
A rear windscreen was smashed in a car parked outside
A rear windscreen was smashed in a car parked outside
Substantial damage has been caused to an ex-SDLP councillor's home in a paint attack at Strabane in County Tyrone.

Three containers of paint were thrown at Anne Bell's house in Knockavoe Crescent on the Ballycolman Estate.

Ms Bell is also a former member of Strabane District Policing Partnership. Police made an appeal for information.

A neighbouring house was also damaged and a rear windscreen was smashed in a car parked outside. The attack took place at about 2000 GMT on Sunday.

Ms Bell said she was very angry about the attack.

"The fact that my son was sitting at the window... Violet actually thought it was shooting," she said.

"Somebody could have been killed last night - thankfully they weren't.

"Hopefully they will catch themselves on and leave my home alone."

Ms Bell is also a former member of Strabane District Policing Partnership
Ms Bell is also a former member of Strabane District Policing Partnership

Police are still trying to establish a motive for the attack.

PSNI inspector Ian Harrison said: "They are mindless thugs who sneak about in the dark.

"Anne and her family were in the address at the time - luckily they were not injured.

"She has a disabled son who was sitting at the window when these devices were thrown and he could easily have been injured."




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