Farry says failure of police to disclose information raises serious issues

Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MLA has said failure by the PSNI to disclose ‘significant information’ to the Police Ombudsman relating to a loyalist paramilitary massacre raises “serious issues”. The Ombudsman has now confirmed it has reopened new lines of inquiry into the attack on Sean Graham’s bookies in the Lower Ormeau in 1992, as […]

Blair welcomes confirmation Durham police chief will appear at Policing Board over journalist arrests

Alliance MLA John Blair has welcomed confirmation the Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary is willing to attend a meeting of the Policing Board to answer questions around the arrest of two journalists in relation to alleged theft of documents from the Police Ombudsman’s Office. Following a question at today’s Policing Board meeting from Mr Blair, […]

Muir appeals for information following assault

Alliance North Down Councillor Andrew Muir has appealed for information following an assault in Holywood. Two men are in hospital with serious head injuries after they were attacked outside a bar in Hibernia Street in the town around 11pm yesterday (Friday). A 54-year-old man has been arrested and is currently being questioned by the police. […]

Blair says functioning Policing Board crucial to community confidence in PSNI

Alliance MLA John Blair has said a functioning Policing Board is crucial in giving the community confidence in the PSNI. Mr Blair, the party’s new Policing Board representative, was speaking after the first meeting of the newly reconstituted Board, its first meeting in two years. “The key to community confidence in the PSNI is accountability […]

Long appalled and disgusted at murderous attack

Alliance Leader Naomi Long has expressed anger at those who “dared to bring violence back onto our streets”, after a car bomb exploded in Londonderry. The explosion occurred outside the courthouse in Bishop Street, after police had received a warning. “I, like many in the community tonight, am completely appalled and disgusted at this murderous […]

Ammunition discovery is disappointing for the community, says Young

Alliance representative Helena Young has said the discovery of live ammunition in the Whitegates area is a blow for the local community. Helena was speaking after the PSNI confirmed it was investigating the incident, after the discovery was made by people doing some work in the vicinity. She added: “Like many of you who live […]

Douglas condemns Bangor hate crime

Alliance Councillor Karen Douglas has condemned a hate crime attack in Bangor, after a homophobic slur was painted on a flat door. She said: “This is an absolutely appalling incident and one which the whole community must be united in condemning. “No-one has the right to target someone else in this vile way and my […]

Long condemns East Belfast attack

Alliance Councillor Michael Long has condemned an attack on a man in East Belfast, leaving him with potentially life-changing injuries. The incident took place in the Gibson Park Gardens area of East Belfast on Friday night. Councillor Michael Long said: “It is extremely distressing to hear of such a brutal attack taking place within our […]