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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th February 2024
Justice Minister Naomi Long held a meeting with Jon Boutcher, Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland today. The Minister said: It was good to meet with the Chief Constable and I look forward to working with him and his team as we address policing issues in Northern Ireland. We discussed a range of issues facing policing at the moment including police pay, budget and policing numbers.
The Minister also reiterated her condemnation of recent attacks on police officers. She said: No-one should be attacked for carrying out their daily duties. I plan to bring forward new legislation in this mandate to increase the maximum sentence for such attacks and make serious assaults on front line workers a statutory aggravating factor.
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