Speaking about the statement issued from PSNI confirming the launch of a murder investigation, Policing Board Chair Anne Connolly said:
“Our condolences and thoughts remain with the family, friends and colleagues of Adrian Ismay at this very difficult time.
We are ever grateful to those who work to keep our community safe and people in our community share the sadness now being felt by those who knew Adrian best. Serving the community for over 28 years Adrian’s contribution to society through his work in the prison service and volunteer roles is in stark contrast to those who carried out this vile attack.
A murder investigation has now been confirmed by the PSNI and an appeal for information made. Anyone with information is urged to pass it to the PSNI either directly or through Crimestoppers.”