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Youth sends 'thank-you' note to police officers... after being searched for drugs

By Deborah McAleese

Published 24/07/2015

The email sent to police in Newry
The email sent to police in Newry

They are used to getting abuse on the job, so officers in Newry were pleasantly surprised to receive a thank you note from a young person they had searched for drugs.

Neighbourhood officers on patrol in  the town searched a number of young people on the Rathfriland Road for drugs on Wednesday night. No drugs were found.

When they returned to the station they had received a very pleasant e-mail from one of the young people who thanked them for being "pretty cool".

Their new fan wrote: "I just wanted to email thanking you all for being so down to earth about everything Clearly  nothing was found but the way yous went about it was amazing. I haven't got a clue who the two male officers (were) or the other two that came after that to search me and my friend ... But I just thought I would say thanks. They were pretty cool whoever they (were)."

One of the Newry officers shared the e-mail on Facebook and said: "Customer feedback is something we tend not to get, well unless it's bad and makes for a good news story. So here's something you don't see everyday. An email from a young person (who was over 18) thanking us for 'being pretty cool', 'so down to earth' and 'amazing.'"

The officer added: "It's nice to be nice."

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