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Flynn to meet PSNI over security alert disruption

12 December, 2018 - by Órlaithí Flynn


Sinn Féin MLA Órlaithí Flynn has said a Sinn Féin delegation will meet senior PSNI officers to discuss concerns arising from a four-day security alert in west Belfast. 

The West Belfast MLA said: 

"Earlier this week a four-day security alert at Upper Dunmurry Lane caused significant disruption to the lives of people in west Belfast with road closures, residents being evacuated from their homes and the closure of a local primary school. 

"While the blame for the disruption from this security alert lies first and foremost with those responsible for planting this device and we condemn their actions, there are concerns in the local area around the resulting policing operation. 

"I requested an urgent meeting with senior PSNI officers to discuss the concerns of local residents about this security alert. 

"I will now meet with the PSNI chief inspector for Belfast to raise these concerns directly on behalf of local residents. 

"The vast majority of people in west Belfast are opposed to the activities of whoever planted this device and they should not be punished as a result of their recklessness and lack of regard for the local community."

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