Sinn Féin MLA Emma Rogan has said an arson attack on a pensioner’s mobility scooter at his home in Downpatrick last night was dangerous, disgraceful and despicable.
Emma Rogan said:
“A shed was set alight at the back of a pensioner’s home in Balymote Park in the town destroying his mobility scooter.
“Those behind this attack had no regard for life or limb and I’m relieved that no one was injured as a result of this criminal act.
“Sinn Féin has been working with statutory bodies in the town in an effort to tackle the scourge of anti-social behavior.
“Unfortunately a small element continue to engage in dangerous anti-social behavior against the local community.
“Local residents have had more than enough, this behaviour needs to stop.
“I appeal to anyone with information on last’s night arson attack to bring it forward to the police.”