Closure finally confirmed
Thursday, 23 March 2017
THE 'OUTRAGEOUS' decision to close the public enquiry offices in Ballycastle and Ballymoney police stations has finally been confirmed after months of uncertainty.
PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd announced yesterday (Monday) that six public desks will shut on April 3, with most others across Northern Ireland, including Coleraine, moving to reduced hours.
This ends months of speculation, with police twice refusing to deny closure claims made by DUP Alderman John Finlay, who back in August claimed that closure: "would cause a very serious crisis of confidence in local policing."
Expressing his anger yesterday, Alderman Finlay said: "I am fearful that this move merely represents another phase in an ongoing strategy to leave Ballymoney without any local police."
The secretary of the North Antrim community branch of UNITE Karen McCotter said: "At a time when public confidence in the police is at an all time low, this outrageous decision will further erode public confidence."
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