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Tim Attwood plea after man shot in the legs in Shaws Road area of west Belfast

By Chris Kilpatrick

A man in his 20s has been shot in the legs in a paramilitary-style shooting.

The victim of the so-called punishment attack was shot in the Shaws Road area of west Belfast at around 8pm on Saturday.

He was treated in hospital and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Councillor Tim Attwood condemned the shooting which was carried out in an alleyway.

"No one has the right to take the law into their own hands in so-called punishment shootings, which by this time should be consigned to the past," the Upper Falls SDLP representative said.

"Twenty years on from the first IRA ceasefire this is another sad example of a minority trying to drag us back to the dark days of the past.

"They will not succeed in undermining the progress society has made.

"The community will resist them and need to again help the police to detect them and see they are brought to justice.

"I urge anyone with information to come forward immediately to the police."

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