Baggott backs ACC Harris over Adams’ arrest

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott

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Northern Ireland’s Chief Constable has delivered a stout defence of the senior commander responsible for the detectives who arrested Gerry Adams.

Matt Baggott told a Westminster committee that he considered PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Drew Harris one of the most professional officers he had ever worked with.

His strong public statement of support for Mr Harris follows intense criticism of the police from Sinn Fein over the arrest of its party president in connection with the murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville.

 

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