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Rodgers condemns Knock punishment attack

East Belfast Ulster Unionist Councillor, Alderman Jim Rodgers, has condemned a savage attack which took place this evening (Tuesday) on the Comber Greenway in the Knock area.     

Alderman Rodgers said:

“I unreservedly condemn the shocking incident which took place tonight in which a gang of up to seven men attacked a man in his early 20s in a paramilitary style attack, using bats, hammers and knuckle dusters, and as a result of the attack the victim is being treated in hospital for his injuries.   

“The Comber Greenway is used by many people to walk dogs, ride bicycles and simply enjoy the peace and quiet. It is the last place where one would expect to see a brutal gang attack on a young man.

“Nobody has the right to take the law into their own hands and nobody in East Belfast wants this type of activity to be taking place. There is simply no excuse whatsoever for it and the people responsible need to be taken off the streets and brought before the courts. I urge anyone who can assist the police to catch the culprits to come forward immediately and tell what they know.”

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