Upper Bann DUP Assembly candidate Sydney Anderson has called for greater protections to be provided for the elderly and vulnerable in our society.
“Our party’s 2016 Assembly election manifesto puts across our desire to see an increase in the maximum period imprisonment for offences involving violence or neglect directed against the elderly or vulnerable,” he said.
“Crimes carried out against older people in our society should not be taken lightly.
“Within our own constituency of Upper Bann numerous disgusting attacks have been conducted against older people in recent years.
“A very strong feeling exists broadly in our society that more needs to be done to clamp down and do all that is possible to eradicate such heinous acts.
“I am fully dedicated to working with all relevant parties to achieve progress on this matter.”