Tuesday 6 April 2021 / 3:17 PM Louise Haigh / Northern Ireland

Labour reiterates support for frontline officers in Northern Ireland after days of disturbances leading to dozens of police injuries

Louise Haigh MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, met with Police Federation Northern Ireland Chairman, Mark Lindsay, to reiterate her support for frontline officers after days of disturbances led to over 41 injuries of police officers.

Following the meeting, the Shadow Secretary of State said:

“This reprehensible violence is unjustified and unjustifiable. It serves no purpose and is risking the lives of frontline workers.

“As a former Special Constable, it is sickening to see frontline officers subject to violent attacks simply for doing their job.

“The concerns and frustrations communities are feeling must be addressed through dialogue and political leadership alone.

“A clear message must be sent that there is simply no excuse for violence.”