Threat to police officers families condemned

DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson and the Party’s lead representative on the Policing Board Trevor Clarke MLA have condemned a threat issued to the families of police officers in Northern Ireland.

By Trevor Clarke MLA

South Antrim

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Sir Jeffrey said, “It is hard to comprehend the mindset of those who would issue a threat against the families of our police officers. No one should face such a threat because of their career and neither should their family. I know the whole community will stand united against those who would seek to drag us back.

Those responsible for such threats must be brought to justice and it underscores the need to support the PSNI, both vocally and by pressing the Government to tackle the budget shortfall within policing.”

South Antrim MLA Trevor Clarke added “This is outrageous and a new low. People are called terrorists because their objective is to create fear. The reason they target police officers and now their families is an attempt to scare people into their mindset.

These terrorists should realise that the IRA tried to scare people for thirty years and failed. They will not succeed either.

Most people in Northern Ireland want to move forward free from terrorism.

Our thoughts are with the police as they serve the public.”

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