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Family unhappy with PSNI investigations into assault on young girl

18 February, 2008

Sinn Féin Armagh Councillor Cathy Rafferty, who is a member of the local District Policing Partnership, has said that the accusations from the family of a young assault victim that the PSNI failed to properly investigate the Thomas Street incident must be dealt with.

Cllr Rafferty said:

"I have been contacted by the family. They are extremely angry as to how they and the young female victim were treated by the PSNI.

"There is a feeling that they were flippantly dismissed by investigating Officers, this despite the fact that the assault victim spent some hours in hospital.

"We as a community fully expect the PSNI to unreservedly investigate incidents in a proper and professional manner. Unfortunately the family and others that I have spoken to are convinced that this did not happen in this case. I will be seeking clarification form the PSNI on a number of issues." ENDS

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