Beggs calls for paramilitaries to “leave the stage” following Castlemara hoax bomb alert

Ulster Unionist Party representative Roy Beggs MLA has spoken of his condemnation of a hoax bomb alert in Castlemara Drive, which was phoned through to the PSNI on Tuesday.

Mr Beggs MLA , a member of the Justice Committee said “A hoax bomb warning is a criminal act and such actions disrupt family and community life.  We all need the paramilitaries to leave the stage in order for communities to be free from the threat of violence. Almost 20 years after the ceasefires, why are paramilitary groups still active? We all need to rely on the police, the prosecution service and the courts for delivering justice rather than the law of the jungle.”

Mr Beggs added “Going forward we need the police, with the support of credible information from the community, to address all forms of criminality including paramilitarism.”

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