FRACKING company Tamboran Resources and Fermanagh Fracking Awareness Network have both this morning condemned an early morning petrol bomb attack on a house of one of Tamboran’s ‘site workers’ over the weekend.
The attack, in the Letterbreen area, happened at a residential premises at the Station Road, Letterbreen area in the early hours of this morning (Sunday August 3).
At around 3.25am, it was reported that a car drove by a house in the area and it is believed that a petrol bomb was thrown at the property.
No one is believed to have been injured during the incident and enquiries are continuing.
A spokesman from Tamboran Resources said that the incident was an ‘orchestrated abhorrent’ attack.
“During the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday 03 August) two petrol bombs were thrown at the house of one of our site workers in County Fermanagh. Thankfully there were no injuries.”
The spokesman went on: “This was an orchestrated and abhorrent attack on a local family in the middle of the night. We condemn this latest attack that follows a number of unlawful incidents at our Belcoo site and threats that have been made to security staff.
“The company is operating within the terms of the licence it was awarded by the Northern Ireland Executive to explore for natural gas in Northern Ireland.
“To date we have invested several millions pounds in the economy creating and supporting local jobs and using local contractors. Tamboran has received several hundred emails and requests from local people about employment opportunities.
“We know this behaviour is not reflective of the local people.
“Tamboran fully respects the right to peaceful protest. We welcome calls from those who have called for any protests to be peaceful. However, we cannot ignore such attacks. We call on all local political, community and anti-fracking representatives to unequivocally condemn this petrol bombing attack and to encourage people to share any information they have with the PSNI”.
And, a spokesman from Fermanagh Fracking Awareness Network (FFAN), said:
“FFAN would like to state that we do not advocate or tolerate any form of violence and condem in the strongest way possible what has happened in Station Road, Letterbreen. FFAN has a policy that we always advoacate an ethos which is non-confrontational/non-intimidating/non-violent.
“Violence is not the way to change peoples minds on unconventional gas exploration and extraction and only serves to damage our campaign. We would
urge anyone thinking of violence or other unlawful activity to think again.”
Police would like to speak to the driver of a dark coloured Audi estate car which was seen in the area at the time of the incident, who may be able to assist with their enquiries.
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