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Policing Board supports ‘resilience of police officers’

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The Policing Board has praised the “resilience” of PSNI officers.

Police have come under attack since Friday evening when three Ligoniel lodges were refused permission to parade along the Crumlin Road past the Ardoyne shop fronts. This morning a PSNI said that 71 officers have been injured since Friday evening.

This afternoon, Policing Board Chair Anne Connolly commended the work of the officers.

“Too many police officers have been injured on our streets in recent days doing a very difficult job,” she said.

“They deserve our support for their resilience in the face of unrelenting violence and abuse.

“We have unfortunately seen yet another example of the cost and consequences of violence both for policing and for the community. Such disorder damages our community and has the potential to impact on resources available to deliver policing in the community. The only way to deliver enduring resolution to such disorder is through agreement and dialogue.”

She added that the Board will be meeting PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott “reiterate our support and to continue to encourage a way forward”.

 

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