Dillon raises concerns over police handcuffing of 13-year-old
Sinn Féin MLA Linda Dillon has spoken with the District Commander and Deputy Chief Constable of PSNI after a 13-year-old was handcuffed during a stop and search in Coalisland.
The Mid Ulster MLA said:
“I raised serious concerns that a 13-year-old boy was handcuffed by the PSNI during a stop and search in Coalisland.
“It is never acceptable to put handcuffs on a child.
“I have contacted PSNI directly to raise these concerns and called for an urgent investigation.
“The PSNI should refer this incident directly to the Police Ombudsman.”