28 January 2010 Edition

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Sinn Féin councillor gets second death threat

Lisburn Sinn Féin Councillor Angela Nelson has received a fresh death threat from loyalists, the second she has received in two months. Nelson received two phone calls shortly after 11 pm on Thursday 21 January.
She believes the caller was the same man who threatened her in a phone call in December 2009. On that occasion the call was traced to a phone box in Cadiz in Spain, close to a British Army base in Gibraltar.
Councillor Nelson informed the PSNI about the threat.   
“The caller told me that a bomb has been placed at the back of my home and that it would explode, killing me and wrecking my house,” she said. “In a second call he asked me if I had left the house, because his threat was not a joke.
“The caller said he was a member of the Orange Volunteers and that fenian blood would flow in Lisburn. These calls are designed to intimidate me from the work Sinn Féin do on behalf of our constituents and it will not work. I will carry on representing the people of Dunmurry Cross on Lisburn Council.”

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