Belfast Telegraph

Monday 24 November 2014

UVF death threat for Sinn Fein MP Conor Murphy

Sinn Fein MP Conor Murphy received the telephone threat at his Newry constituency
Sinn Fein MP Conor Murphy received the telephone threat at his Newry constituency

Sinn Fein MP Conor Murphy has said he will not be intimidated after receiving a death threat.

Mr Murphy, who represents Newry and Armagh, received the telephone threat at his Newry constituency office on Tuesday.

The caller claimed to represent the UVF. He told Mr Murphy he would be shot in his home.

The senior Sinn Fein politician said he reported the incident to police.

 "Considering the antics of the UVF in Belfast of several months now we took the threat seriously," he said.

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