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Saturday 26 July 2014

'Leave me alone' pleads pensioner

MICHAEL MORAN

Published 08/01/2013|11:47

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Paddy Johnston outside his Ballisodare home following an incident where slurry was thrown at his house

A 77-YEAR-OLD Sligoman has issued a "leave me alone" plea after slurry was thrown at the front of his home at Streamstown, Ballisodare.

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Paddy Johnston says he and his wife, Teresa (76) are "terrified" following the latest attack last Wednesday night.

Paddy said: "We are old and my wife is sick and on a lot of medication. This is a new low." The incident occurred between 11.30pm and 12.45am. Slurry was also thrown across Paddy's car which was parked nearby.

Paddy says this latest vandalism follows a number of other attacks in recent years.

He said: "We feel we are the victims of a hate campaign. We've had silage bales slashed and hay set on fire. It's just terrible and we just want to be left in peace at this stage in our lives."

Paddy made the shocking discovery when he entered the porch of his home after watching a recording of a football match on television.

He said: "I just asked myself 'what's that?' when I looked out. I couldn't believe it. The slurry was all over the front door and on the porch and on the ground.

"It's very upsetting. We have enough to be worrying about without this sort of thing going on at our home."

He contacted the gardai, who are investigating.

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