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Covid enforcing shouldn't have been the PSNI's job, says police union

Police Federation slams politicians as it warns morale among officers has taken a hammering

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Mark Lindsay of the Police Federation

Mark Lindsay of the Police Federation

Mark Lindsay of the Police Federation

The PSNI should never have been asked to enforce Covid restrictions, the head of Northern Ireland's Police Federation has said, adding implementing of the health guidelines had severely damaged community policing.

As chairman of the organisation that represents the rank-and-file officers, Mark Lindsay added the language being used by some politicians in relation to policing in recent days had damaged the morale of members.


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