‘Sinister elements’ intimidate Council staff after Loyalist flag hoisted

‘Sinister elements’ intimidate Council staff after Loyalist flag hoisted

UDA flag mounted outside council offices, Connell Street, Limavady. One of several in the immediate location. NC2128-4DL

John-Paul Grimes

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THE removal of a paramilitary flag in front of Limavady council offices needed police assistance to ensure contractor's safety due to intimidation, The Northern Constitution can reveal.

Investigations are on-going to uncover who hoisted a UDA flag at the entrance to Causeway Coast and Glens Council offices on Connell Street, last Wednesday.

Deputy Mayor Ashleen Schenning explained that due to the intimation of council staff by “sinister characters”, the flag was not immediately removed.

It has since been confirmed that a contracted company, supported by the PSNI, removed the flag and flag pole late Thursday afternoon.

*Full story in this week's Constitution*

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