Martin McGuinness receives death threat from dissident republicans

Martin Mcguinnes

Police have warned Stormont's deputy first minister, Martin McGuinness of a threat against his life from dissident republicans.

McGuinness, said he was informed of the threat by police tonight.

He says PSNI told him dissidents planned to attack him using a rocket launcher.

Police say the threat was made by the CIRA.

Issuing a statement on his Twitter page, Martin McGuinness said while he took the threat very seriously, he insisted he would not be defelcted in his work for peace.

 

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It's not the first time Mr McGuinness has received death threats from dissidents.