Sammy Brush: DUP councillor in Ballygawley 'targeted for 40th time'

Sammy Brush It is believed the attackers may have used a tractor to move the car of Councillor Sammy Brush

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A DUP councillor in County Tyrone has had his car vandalised, one week after suffering what he said was the 39th attack on his property.

Councillor Sammy Brush's car was "physically moved" overnight and collided with another parked car in Ballygawley, police have said.

It is believed the attackers may have used a tractor to move the car.

Last week, the bonnet of his car was damaged in an overnight attack.

Cllr Brush said it was part of an "on-going campaign".

"I think that the nationalist and republican politicians in the area are not doing enough to bring any influence on these people who are doing this," he said.

"If I had been a foreign national living in east Belfast, you can be sure they would be shouting from the rooftops about the attacks on these people."

Lord Maurice Morrow, a DUP colleague, said it was the 40th attack against Cllr Brush.

"From what can be established, a buckrake type of implement has been used, as there is grass lying about and the car has sustained spear marks.

"This took a degree of pre-planning and there is no way it was not witnessed."

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