Frazer vows doorstep attack will not drive him out

Victims' campaigner Willie Frazer
Victims' campaigner Willie Frazer

A doorstep assault at the Markethill home of Willie Frazer will not force his family out of the area, the victims’ campaigner has said.

Mr Frazer contacted the police in the early hours of Sunday to report that he was threatened and punched by an unknown caller.

“Forty years ago people were coming to attack my home and it’s still going on. It’s the last thing I want at my door - and I don’t want my family to have to go through it - but I believe the only way to counteract this is to stand up to these people,” he said.

Mr Frazer said he only answered the knock at the door because he thought the caller was probably a friend of his son.

“It’s not me they’re threatening, it’s what I’m saying they’re threatening – but there are thousands of people out there who would support what I am saying...and I am not going to go away.

“This guy didn’t say anything sectarian to me but obviously he was really annoyed by what I was saying,” Mr Frazer added.

A PSNI spokeswoman said: “Just after 1.40am, police received a report that a man had gone to the door of a house in the Tandragee Road area of Markethill and verbally assaulted and pushed the male resident, a man aged in his 50s.”