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Tyrone DUP councillor Sammy Brush suffers 40th attack at his home

DUP councillor Sammy Brush has suffered the 40th attack at his property just a week after his car was vandalised.

Police said the Tyrone councillor's car was "physically moved" last night and collided with another parked car in Ballygawley.

It's believed the attackers may have used a tractor to move the car down Main Street in the town.

Just one week ago Mr Brush was targeted at his home when vandals damaged his car bonnet.

DUP MLA, Lord Maurice Morrow, condemned the attack on his party colleague.

He said:  “This is not only the 40th incident in an on-going sectarian campaign against Sammy Brush, but comes only a week after the last time his car was attacked.

“The spear-marks left on the car and grass lying around indicate that a tractor and buckrake was probably used to lift his car and push it into another vehicle, creating two victims of this thuggery."

He added: "No-one should ever have to face such a campaign of hatred, but those who are attempting to drive councillor Brush out of his community will not succeed.

"All public representatives in the area should also step forward and demand that such attacks stop immediately."

Mr Brush was the victim of an IRA gun attack in Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone, in 1981.

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