Strabane man ordered to leave town; his father denies he’s involved with drugs

A Strabane man has been given 48 hours to leave the town by a republican vigilante group, a matter of days after he was targeted in a pipe bomb attack claimed by the same organisation.

24-year-old Matt McDermott was informed by the Police that Republican Action Against Drugs (RAAD) had issued the threat, he has since left the town.

His father, who is also called Matt McDermott, has said his son "doesn't understand" why he has been targeted.

And Mr McDermott categorically denied his son was involved with drugs:

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