Residents fearful of more attacks on security base

Lisnaskea Police station that was attacked on the mouth of Christmas.  DP03

Lisnaskea Police station that was attacked on the mouth of Christmas. DP03

A LISNASKEA resident has spoken of the moment police surrounded his estate as shots were fired at the police station in the area last week.

The man, who did wish to be named, lives close to the station and when returning from shopping, told of how he watched as police surrounded him and the whole estate on Monday night.


“I live right beside the police station so I’d be used to seeing the police but this sent a chill up my spine – I just knew something bad had happened.

“I got into my house and my brother and sister, a grown adult and teenager, were visibly shaken by what had happened. My sister, who was white as a ghost, said she thought someone was outside our window shooting at the police station and she quite literally hit the floor hoping it would stop.”

He noted that there is a fear among those he has spoken to as to what will happen next.

“Will there be more attacks, we don’t know. It certainly does not put our mind at ease. I think it was a shameless attack on one of the most celebrated weeks of the year, where families get together, not to cower in fear wondering if more gunshots will go off and or even stray into your own window.

“I didn’t grow up in the Troubles and I am most definitely not used to the sounds.”

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