PFNI Condemns Attack
PFNI calls for unequivocal condemnation of petrol-bomb attack on officer.
The Chair of the Police Federation for Northern Ireland (PFNI), Mark Lindsay, has called on local politicians to unequivocally condemn the petrol bomb attack on an officer in Derry/Londonderry.
Mr Lindsay said: “This was a calculated and cold-blooded attack on an officer which could easily have seriously injured or cost him his life. If it wasn’t for the quick reaction of the officer, the consequences could have been catastrophic.
“The person who launched this petrol bomb contributes nothing to the wellbeing or safeguarding of the local community nor do they represent the vast number of law abiding residents of the Creggan.
“I have a right to expect the unequivocal condemnation of all local politicians who must see this as an attack on the whole community.
“Our officer resumed his duties and is to be applauded for doing so. There could have been a much different outcome and, if nothing else, it shows the dangers officers face day and daily as they work to safeguard the entire community and rid us of people who have nothing but hatred to offer.”