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SF 'would support tough policing'
Frank McGreevy
Frank McGreevy died several days after being attacked
Sinn Fein has said it would support tougher police action against anti-social behaviour in west Belfast after the murder of a former prisoner.

It follows a vigil on Tuesday night outside the home of Frank McGreevy, who died after being savagely beaten in his Ross Street home.

Mr McGreevy died after being beaten up to 60 times.

His sister called for the community to come together against what she called "an evil in our society".

Elizabeth McCartan made her call during the vigil.

Mr McGreevy, 51, a former republican prisoner, had been on a life support machine following Saturday's attack.

Ms McCartan recalled the death of Harry Holland, another west Belfast resident.

"It was absolutely horrendous, you never thought it would come to your door," she said.

"It has come to our door and it will come to somebody else's door until the community joins together and gets rid of it because they are an evil in our society."

A 20-year-old man, who handed himself into police, remains in custody.

Mr McGreevy was found injured by his 15-year-old son, Francis. He also had another son, Tiernan, who is nine.

A vigil is held for Frank McGreevy, who was beaten to death in west Belfast.

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