Po­lice warn SF politi­cian Shee­han of death threat

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY DAVID YOUNG

A SINN Fein politi­cian has said a death threat has been made against him.

Pat Shee­han, an MLA for West Belfast, vowed he would not be de­terred from car­ry­ing out his work as a pub­lic rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

Mr Shee­han (be­low ) — a for­mer IRA hunger striker — said he was ad­vised of the threat by po­lice.

The 60-year-old said: “The PSNI called to my home tonight to tell me they had in­for­ma­tion that there is a threat against me.

“They said it em­anated from crim­i­nal el­e­ments who may be plan­ning to take some kind of ac­tion against me.

“Who­ever this threat stems from, it will not de­ter me or my party from rep­re­sent­ing the peo­ple of West Belfast.

“The peo­ple be­hind these kind of face­less threats have noth­ing to of­fer this com­mu­nity.

“They will cer­tainly not pre­vent me from con­tin­u­ing to stand up for the rights and en­ti­tle­ments of all the peo­ple of West Belfast as I have been l elected to do.”

The threat to Mr Shee­han comes a month af­ter a shot was fired at his con­stituency of­fice.

Mr Shee­han has been an MLA for West Belfast since 2010.

He took the West Belfast Stor­mont seat va­cated by Gerry Adams af­ter he stepped down as an MP and MLA to stand for elec­tion to the Dail.

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