Victims of interface violence win appeal over home sale



A mother and daughter who quit their interface homes amid repeated sectarian attacks and threats have won their appeal against being denied sales through an initiative for intimidated owners.

Senior judges quashed the PSNI’s decision to refuse Rosaleen and Annette Cooley Chief Constable’s Certificates required for the Housing Executive’s Scheme for the Purchase of Evacuated Dwellings (SPED).

They held that a proper analysis was not carried out into the risk created by an incident where a bullet was discovered in Annette Cooley’s hallway.


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