IN THE latest development following the attack on Lisnaskea police station last week, detectives have uncovered a burnt-out car, believed to have been that used during the attack.
Responsibility has not yet been claimed following the attack, however, dissident republicans have been blamed.
On Monday police confirmed that they believe a grey or green Volkswagen Passat was used and shortly afterwards police received a report of a saloon-type car on fire in Kinawley. Officers have since recovered the vehicle and are investigating a link between this car and the attack on the station.
Shots were fired from what is thought to have been an automatic gun at the police station after 8pm on December 23.
No injuries have been reported, and as police continue to investigate there has been condemnation from both unionist and nationalist politicians.
The Police Federation for Northern Ireland, the body that represents rank and file officers here, said on Twitter that the attack was ‘cowardly and futile’.
“Officers escape death when dissident republicans attack Lisnaskea station with gunfire. Cowardly and futile. Terrorism will never prevail.”
Sinn Fein MLA, Sean Lynch, who lives in Lisnaskea said that the attack ‘has and will achieve nothing’.
“Thankfully no one was hurt. The people behind this incident have nothing to offer the people of Fermanagh or the people of Ireland.
“These people should come out and explain what they think this attack has achieved.
“They are opponents of change, change which will continue to happen regardless of their actions. Those wedded to violence for the sake of it will not stop the people of the North and all of Ireland from moving forward to a more equal society.”
And, UUP MLA Tom Elliott ‘unreservedly condemned’ the attack.
“I unreservedly condemn the attack on Lisnaskea police station and am thankful that PSNI officers and civilians weren’t injured or killed in this ruthless act of terrorism.
“Once again republican terrorists have shown that they have nothing to offer the people of Northern Ireland but pain and suffering. They are driven by warped ideology and bloodlust.”
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