Ormeau Rd Bookies Atrocity families issue statement

This weeks marks the anniversary of the killings and injuries at Sean Grahams on the Ormeau Road
In a brief statement released through Relatives for Justice, LORAG & KRW Law, the families of the bereaved and those injured in the Sean Graham’s bookmakers atrocity have acknowledged the widespread outpouring of support and messages of goodwill and solidarity.

“The events of last Friday are still raw for the families and survivors.
“We are still processing these events that have exacerbated existing trauma and aggravated psychological scars that have never properly healed.
“We live in a small, confined, tightly knit community of a handful of streets, which has suffered disproportionately as a result of the conflict with multiple attacks and killings.
“And by extension our small community also feels violated by the events of last week.
“However, we take great solace and comfort from the messages of support, goodwill and solidarity sent to us from across the community, Ireland, Britain, Europe, the US and beyond.
“Importantly we have received messages from other families also bereaved in the conflict, and survivors. This has meant so much to us and has helped to sustain our morale at this difficult time knowing that others care deeply.
“We want to acknowledge your support and to publicly thank each and every person, group and organisation, and political party, that has supported us in the past week.” ENDS