Minister Mallon condemns attacks on NI Water staff and property

Date published: 16 October 2020

Infrastructure Minister Nicola Mallon has condemned those responsible for attacks on NI Water staff and property in recent days.

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DfI Minister Nichola Mallon

An NI Water staff member was attacked with a firework in Etna Drive in North Belfast whilst  an NI Water sewage pumping station in Enniskillen has been vandalised with a fire started deliberately.

Minister Mallon said:

“Firstly my thoughts are with the NI Water staff member who was subjected to this appalling firework attack and I wish them a speedy recovery. A deliberate fire was also started at a sewage pumping station in Fermanagh which has caused an estimated £20 000 worth of damage. This is an attack on the very people that are on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19. When handwashing is more important than ever, NI Water staff, contractors and facilities are critical in keeping the taps running and delivering one of the most essential services we have. These attacks are reckless and dangerous, wasting  precious money and resources and they must stop.”

Notes to editors: 

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