06/05/2015

PSNI To Step Up Patrols To Counter Dissident Republican Threat

The PSNI are to step up patrols which aims to counter dissident republican threat.

There will be an increase in vehicle checkpoints as well as patrolling.

Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin said: "This is not a decision we take lightly and we will endeavour to ensure that the balance of how we police this threat is right, as well as trying to keep disruption to a minimum. However, please be assured we will always prioritise public safety.
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"There is no perfect security solution to terrorism. Long term success against the small group of people intent on causing disruption and harm to the community needs a combination of policing, community and political efforts and it is vital we all play our part."

(CD/MH)

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