HC Deb 10 March 1997 vol 292 c58W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which paramilitary organisation was responsible for the assault on the Rev. David Templeton in Ballyduff; what was the nature of the injuries inflicted; and if he will make a statement. [17708]

Sir John Wheeler

David Templeton, a Presbyterian minister, was assaulted on 7 February 1997 by three masked men who entered his home and beat him with cudgels.

His injuries are confirmed as a fractured jaw, fractures to both legs and multiple cuts and abrasions to his arms and legs.

No group has claimed responsibility for this brutal and disgraceful attack, which has been widely condemned.