Saturday, 9 February 2013

Robinson and McGuinness express sympathy at death of police officer

First Minister Rt. Hon Peter D Robinson MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA have expressed their sympathy at the death of a Police Officer in Derry/Londonderry last night.

The Police Constable died when the police car she was travelling in was struck by a stolen vehicle in the early hours of this morning.

Two other police officers were also injured in the crash and are receiving treatment in hospital.

The Ministers said: "This is devastating news and we want to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Police Officer's family, friends and colleagues.

"We wish her two police officer colleagues a speedy and full recovery.

"Officers in the PSNI put their lives at risk on a daily basis to serve and protect our community and we are all truly grateful for their dedicated service. 

"Those who commit a crime such as vehicle theft must realise their actions can have serious consequences. We urge anyone with information to go to the police.”

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