Response to statement by Downing Street that this week’s suspect

Ivan Lewis MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, responding to the statement by Downing Street that this week’s suspect packages posted to MOD careers offices are likely to be linked to NI Dissidents, said:



“These devices bear the hallmarks of another attempt by dissidents to reverse the progress we have seen in NI over the past 15 years.



“Their attempt to harm innocent people will be condemned by the people of Northern Ireland, including by those they claim to represent.



“We will give our support to the government in taking the necessary steps to bring those responsible to justice. “



Vernon Coaker MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, also said:



“This attempted attack on Armed Forces-related sites in Great Britain will cause concern for service personnel and their families in Northern Ireland and throughout the UK. The Armed Forces have our full support and we join the Government in urging them to be vigilant and take appropriate security measures.”

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