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City Hall toilets ‘damaged during Sinn Fein Christmas party’

Damage caused to the mens toilets in the East Wing of Belfast City Hall with metal pipework and a urinal pulled off the wall.

Damage caused to the mens toilets in the East Wing of Belfast City Hall with metal pipework and a urinal pulled off the wall.

 

The DUP is calling for “a full and frank public explanation” after damage was caused to the men’s toilets in Belfast City Hall after an alleged “confrontation” during Sinn Fein’s Christmas party.

DUP councillor for North Belfast, Lee Reynolds, said during the alleged incident on December 20 one of the men’s urinals was pulled off the wall along with metal water pipes.

He said the result of the damage meant the toilets were closed to the public.

Yesterday a PSNI spokesman said they had not received a report of the incident.

When asked for a comment about the alleged incident, a spokesman for Belfast City Council directed the News Letter to Sinn Fein for comment.

And on Sunday, in spite of leaving messages for Sinn Fein to contact the News Letter, no return call was made.

Mr Reynolds said: “Our information is that the Sinn Fein Christmas party on Friday December 20 ended in a confrontation which spilled out from their party room into the nearby men’s toilets.

“We have received reports of drink-fuelled fighting during which metal water pipes and one of the urinals were pulled off the toilet walls.

“We are calling for a full investigation by council officials and the PSNI to ascertain what occurred and who was responsible.

“If it is possible to identify the culprits then charges should be brought.”

 

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