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McMullan raises concerns over Woodburn policing operation

8 June, 2016 - by Oliver McMullan

Sinn Féin MLA Oliver McMullan has raised concerns about the policing operation at the site of protest against drilling at Woodburn Forest. 

Mr McMullan said; 

"A number of people have raised concerns with me about the policing operation of the protest against the ongoing drilling at Woodburn Forest near Carrickfergus. 

"There can be up to six police vehicles at Woodburn at any given time which seems excessive given the protest in place there against the drilling is orderly and law abiding. 

"Given the pressures on policing budgets, the money spent policing Woodburn could be much better spent focusing on tackling crime in our communities. 

"I will be contacting the PSNI commander in the area to discuss these concerns and to see what can be done about ensuring the police response is appropriate."

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