Policing Board commends policing response

24 January 2019

Board Chair and Vice Chair

At the first formal meeting of the Northern Ireland Policing Board today, Members unanimously recorded thanks to the police for their work in responding to the bomb attack on the Court House in Derry/Londonderry and the subsequent series of hoax devices.

Board Chair Anne Connolly said:

“The bomb and hoaxes brought serious disruption to the lives and livelihoods of people in the City and Board Members today wanted to send a strong message of support and thanks to our police officers, the other emergency services and all the people who have been directly impacted by the reckless actions of those responsible for leaving this device.

The strength of cross community condemnation following the attack sends a clear message that those responsible have no place in our community and this unity of message is shared by all Board Members.”


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Notes to Editors

  1. At today’s meeting Board Members formally appointed Anne Connolly as Board Chair and Debbie Watters as Vice Chair and considered a number of items of business. The first public meeting of the Board will be held at 12:30 on Thursday 7 February 2019.
  2. Further information on Board Members can be accessed at the following link: https://www.nipolicingboard.org.uk/board