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Mayor and Deputy Mayor Show Support To Indian Family

01 December 2015

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Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg and Deputy Mayor, Councillor John Blair pictured with Subi Philip at her family home in Antrim following the arson attack. 

 

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg and Deputy Mayor, Councillor John Blair visited the home of Subi Phillip, to show their support after her Antrim home was targeted by petrol bombers and her car burnt out last week.

Speaking about the attack, the Mayor commented; “I was horrified to hear of this arson attack on an innocent family within our community. Mrs Philip is a cardiac nurse here in Antrim and works hard on a daily basis to serve our community and transform the lives of local people. We have many Indian families living here and working at Antrim Area Hospital as doctors and nurses and hate crimes such as this have no place in our community.”

The Deputy Mayor echoed these remarks; “There is simply no excuse for this reckless and cowardly attack. We are just fortunate that Subi and her two children managed to escape from the house without injury. This attack has devastated the entire community and I would appeal to anyone with any information to come forward to the police as soon as possible.”

An online campaign, set up to raise funds to buy a new car for the family, has now been closed after reaching the £5,000 target.