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DUP Policing Board Group Leader Mervyn Storey MLA said,

“The Party Leader Arlene Foster and my Policing Board colleagues met with the Chief Constable on Wednesday. We were concerned about the perceptions around the PSNI’s independence to investigate the BobbyStorey funeral as well as other issues.

It is entirely sensible and appropriate that the Chief Constable has appointed an external officer to lead the investigation.

The scenes in West Belfast and at Roselawn left many feeling there were two tiers in the legal system. It is vital that this investigation sends a clear message that no one is above the law and we are all equally subject to the law.

Restoring credibility to the Covid-19 regulations will be a long road but the police has a key role to play.”