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PSNI postpones recruitment event over republican demo plan

Published 08/10/2015

The PSNI has decided to re-schedule the event
The PSNI has decided to re-schedule the event

Police in Londonderry have postponed a recruitment event amid fears a planned republican protest would have disrupted a wedding reception at the same hotel.

Hard-line group the Republican Network for Unity (RNU) had organised a demonstration at the PSNI jobs fair in Derry's Waterfoot Hotel on Saturday.

But police have now put back the event, citing fears about the couple's wedding day.

PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said: "A large wedding reception will be taking place at the venue on the same date, and as many people will be aware, a protest against our event has been planned.

"Those who would seek to disrupt the day have shown no thought for others.

"Out of consideration for the bride and groom, and to ensure they can fully enjoy their special day without the possibility of any disruption, we have arranged to reschedule the event."

The event will take place at the same venue on Saturday, October 17.

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