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Samurai Sword attack yet another scandalous act

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East Belfast DUP MLA Robin Newton has described Sunday’s robbery of a local off-licence as, “another scandalous act of violence coming after the brutal robbery of a man on the Castlereagh Road on Friday evening.”
Robin Newton said, “the level of violence, when a man is beaten up and robbed on a main road and staff serving the public are threatened with a sword, is worrying and highlights the need for planned action by the PSNI. Staff in retail businesses are very vulnerable in such attacks and may need follow-up support on mental health issues.”
The DUP MLA, reported he had within recent days met with the police regarding the level of antisocial behaviour within the area. “This level of violence can only solved by the police and the community working together. I am appealing for the public to help the police with whatever small piece of information they might have to keep violence off our streets.” 
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