3 August 2006 Edition
Children terrified after paint bomb attacks
A mother of three whose home was attacked by loyalist paint bombers has said her youngest children, aged eight and six, are now too afraid to return to their Donegall Road home. A number of windows were broken by the force of the paint bombs while paint was splattered across the front of the house.
The attacks which occurred at around midnight on Friday 28 July when loyalists tossed milk bottles full of paint at two houses on the Donegall Road in West Belfast.
Eyewitnesses told An Phoblacht the loyalists drove through the area in a taxi and escaped in the direction of the loyalist Village area.
Sinn Féin assembly member for South Belfast, Alex Maskey, has expressed his concern at a recent upsurge in sectarian intimidation in the Ormeau Road area. Up to four families have contacted him to raise their concerns about attacks on their homes in recent weeks. At least one of the families has been forced from their home as a result of the intimidation which he claimed was carried out by unionist paramilitaries.