“These people are not part of the society within which the majority of people of Northern Ireland wish to live in.”
Ulster Unionist Policing Board member Ross Hussey said it was a “cowardly attack” by republican criminals.
“The vast majority of people in west Belfast, like the rest of the community in Northern Ireland, want to focus on issues such as education, jobs and the health service,” he said. “The terrorists who committed this crime offer no hope of a better future for anyone and only a one-way ticket to prison. They must be rejected and handed over to the police.” Sinn Fein councillor Emma Groves said the alert caused major disruption for people in the area.
“People don’t want this anymore, they don't want to have to lift their kids and take their kids out into a freezing cold evening,” she said.
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i guess she just forgot to mention the fact that a few cops could have been injured or worse...A pipe-bomb attack on a police patrol in west Belfast could have caused death or serious injury, a PSNI chief has said.