30/10/2014

Police Officers Attacked In Newry

Police officers have been forced to retreat from an area of Newry after coming under attack from a number of youths.

On Wednesday night, officers were called to a property in The Meadow after two elderly people were the victims of a theft.

Bricks were thrown at officers and they were forced to retreat, the PSNI Newry & Mourne Twitter account confirmed.

Mickey Brady, Newry & Armagh MLA, is also quoted as saying: "The PSNI reported that after being attacked by youths with bricks and with no other resources available they withdrew from the area rather than risk injury or damage to people and their property.

"This incident has caused great concern and anger amongst most local residents. The people of this area are entitled to law and order and those intent on causing trouble have nothing to offer the community."

(JP/IT)

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