Long: Arson attack at officer's home was appalling and cowardly

Date published: 29 April 2021

Justice Minister Naomi Long has condemned those responsible for the arson attack against a serving member of the police.

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Naomi Long said: “This is an appalling and cowardly attack on a PSNI officer, at their home, where they should be safe.

“I don’t underestimate the distress that is caused by an incident of this nature at a family home.

“Our police officers put their lives on the line on a daily basis to keep us all safe. My thoughts are with this officer, their family and colleagues.

“This violence achieves absolutely nothing and needs to stop.

“I would encourage anyone with information about this  intolerable incident to contact PSNI or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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