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Councillor's home petrol bombed
Pat Ramsey's home has now been attacked 15 times
Pat Ramsey's home has now been attacked 15 times
The home of a Londonderry SDLP councillor has been targeted in a petrol bomb attack.

One device was thrown at the back wall of Pat Ramsey's home at Meenan Drive just before 2200 BST on Saturday.

Earlier, in the same area, two vehicles were hijacked and set alight. It is 15th such incident at Mr Ramsey's home in the Bogside area of Derry.

Mr Ramsey was not at home at the time, but his daughter was and she said it was a terrifying ordeal.

He said he was reviewing whether he would remain in his home.

Mr Ramsey said his family were at their "wits end dealing with ongoing attacks".

"We are just sick, sore and tired of these endless attacks on our home and on our family."

He added: "I fear that if these attacks do not stop here and now then it will result in the loss of life of my loved ones.

"Last night's attack could have claimed a life. How much more do we have to take before the stupid and reckless people responsible come to their senses?"

SDLP Leader Mark Durkan MP MLA has strongly condemned the latest attack on the home of his party colleague Pat Ramsey.

SDLP leader Mark Durkan said the latest attack was "despicable and disgusting".

"This was no mere hoax, but a determined effort to do as much harm as possible to Pat's home and family," he said.

In July, Army experts carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect device at his home.

The police described it as an elaborate hoax and they suspected dissident republicans were responsible.

Weekend attacks in Londonderry

Dissidents 'behind hoax package'
13 Jul 06 |  Northern Ireland
SDLP man's house targeted again
28 Nov 05 |  Northern Ireland
Hoax device left at MLA's house
27 Nov 05 |  Northern Ireland
Family escape bomb attack
15 Sep 04 |  Northern Ireland

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