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No place for paramilitarism or criminality in our society - Kelly

9 December, 2016 - by Gerry Kelly


Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has said he is seeking a meeting with the PSNI to discuss comments made by Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin this morning.

The Sinn Féin spokesperson on policing said there can be no tolerance for paramilitarism or criminality in any part of our society. 

Mr Kelly said; 

“There can be no place for criminality or paramilitarism in any sector of our society.

“It’s important to acknowledge that legitimate community organisations and community activists make a huge contribution to society. They make a real difference delivering services on the ground where they are most needed.

“It is unfortunate that their efforts are being overshadowed by the criminality and paramilitary activity of a tiny number of people. 

“Therefore I will be urging the PSNI to ensure that where there is any evidence of criminal activity they do all in their power to bring those responsible before the courts.” 

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