Ulster Unionist Leader, Steve Aiken OBE MLA, has condemned those responsible for graffiti targeting Ulster Unionist Councillor Alan Lewis.
Mr Aiken said:
“I am disgusted to see graffiti appearing in South Down targeting Councillor Alan Lewis. Alan was a newly elected councillor last year and those who attempted to intimidate Alan by drawing a target under his name and scrawling IRA across a road sign, should be condemned by all.
“I spoke to Alan and he will not be intimidated. Neither will any other member of the Ulster Unionist Party. Alan is a hard working local councillor and has been given a democratic mandate by the people of Slieve Croob to act on their behalf. The nameless bigots and thugs that are responsible for this are a blight on our society. I would ask that if anyone has any information that could help police arrest those responsible to pass it on to the PSNI as soon as possible.”