SINN Fein – Gerry Adams has been informed of a “credible threat” against his life, the party’s Belfast Office has confirmed.
A PSNI officer visited Mr Adams’s home last night and informed the Sinn Fein President’s family that a live threat had been established.
Mr Adams was not at home at the time and the information was passed onto his wife Collette.
According to a statement from Sinn Fein’s Justice spokesperson in the North, Raymond McCartney, the death threat was also made against fellow Sinn Fein figure Bobby Storey.
“I can confirm that the PSNI visited the homes of Gerry Adams and Bobby Storey last night to warn them of a credible threat against their lives,” Mr McCartney said.
“The PSNI officer told Gerry Adams wife Collette that they had information of a “serious threat from criminals” to Gerry Adams who was not at home at the time.
“Clearly there are elements that are opposed to the peace process and anti Sinn Féin. We will not allow them to succeed nor will we be deflected from our determination to build the peace process.”
A police spokesman said the force did not discuss the security of any individual.
He added: “However, if we receive information that a person’s life may be at risk we will inform the relevant persons accordingly. We never ignore anything which may put an individual at risk.”
Another senior Sinn Fein member, Bobby Storey, was also warned of death threats, the party said.