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 […]

Campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent

Alliance Councillor Aaron McIntyre is to urge Lisburn and Castlereagh Councillors to get behind the PSNI’s No Grey Zone campaign. Aiming to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent, the Councillor for Downshire East said it is important everyone in the local area feels empowered to speak out when a sexual assault occurs. He added: […]

Armstrong calls on drivers to exercise caution on roads after PSNI patrol

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has called on drivers to exercise caution on the roads, after she took part in a patrol with the PSNI traffic branch. Speaking after taking part in the patrol with the PSNI Road Policing unit, which saw her accompanying officers around her constituency in areas such as Skettrick, Comber […]

Muir condemns those behind Holywood arson attack

Alliance Councillor Andrew Muir has condemned those behind an arson attack at a property in the Holywood area on Wednesday. A fire was reported at a property in the Oakley Avenue area close to midnight. Councillor Andrew Muir said: “It is deeply disappointing to hear of this incident taking place in our local area. “The […]

Dickson praises emergency services after weapons find

Alliance Justice spokesperson Stewart Dickson MLA has praised the emergency services following a major weapons find in West Belfast. The haul, which included two AK47s, two sawn-off shotguns, a rifle, three pipebombs and ammunition, was discovered after police attended the scene of a fire in a boiler house in Rodney Drive. Police believe the weapons […]

Lyttle hits out at those behind racist attack

Alliance East Belfast MLA Chris Lyttle has hit out at those behind a racist attack in his constituency which saw the home of a family of five was attacked.The family – a man, woman and three children – escaped injury after accelerant was poured through the letterbox of the property in Hyndford Street around 12:10am […]