Alliance Castlereagh Councillor Geraldine Rice has congratulated the PSNI on their success in foiling two major crimes, preventing a fire-bomb attack in Belfast City Council and dealing with an armed robbery and hostage situation.
Cllr Rice, who is a councillor for the Carryduff area and was a member of the former Police Authority stated:
“The entire community should congratulate the police for their actions in dealing with both these major crimes. If the police had not intervened the consequences could have been so much worse.”
“The reformed police service is demonstrating its effectiveness to the people of Northern Ireland, and deserves our support and full co-operation. But we cannot forget that the threats from terrorism and from rising crime are very much with us.”