McCartneys under threat, but from who…?

POLICE have told the sisters of republcan murder victim Robert McCartney that there is a threat to burn them out of their homes and business. The PSNI said the threat came from “criminal elements”, although it is not yet clear if this is a reference to the expelled IRA members alleged to have carried out the murder.Catherine McCartney said on the BBC

“For the past three months, we have been asking the republican movement to stop protecting the criminals who murdered Robert that night,” she said.

“And now today after our campaign, we get a threat saying our houses are going to be burned down.

“I’m not frightened for myself personally but I have four children here from 13-years-old down, so I have to take it seriously for them.”

On PA, Catherine asked if the warning referred to criminal elements in a terrorist organisation.