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Policing Board members say post-lockdown surge in violent and sexual crimes ‘extremely disturbing’

Police record 103,000 offences last year but MLA says many sex attacks likely to go unreported

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SDLP MLA Dolores Kelly

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Policing Board members have called a surge in sexual and violent offences in Northern Ireland after the end of lockdown “extremely disturbing”.

Ulster Unionist MLA Mike Nesbitt and SDLP MLA Dolores Kelly were responding to new PSNI crime figures.


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