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Northern Ireland police seek a share of Libya cash

Police are fighting against the decision to exclude serving officers killed or injured with Libyan weapons from the proposed compensation scheme negotiated with the North African country.

Terry Spence, the chairman of the Police Federation of Northern Ireland, which represents rank and file officers, said: “I wrote to Jason McCue of H2O Law last week but he has not replied to me yet. I have decided to make our case public.

“The criteria for compensation that currently sits in place only benefits civilians and police officers who were killed while off duty.

“We are seeking to have that extended on the basis that the National Transitional Council will be more sympathetic than Colonel Gaddafi,” said Mr Spence.

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