Statement issued on behalf of Bishop Noel Treanor in respect of the injured PSNI officer in North Belfast this evening.
On behalf of the Diocese of Down and Connor, I denounce and condemn in the strongest possible terms the deplorable attack this evening on a police officer in North Belfast. This attack upon a member of the police force which serves the entire community is alien to the widespread desire, hope and prayer for stability and peace in a shared society. Destructive and divisive violence serves no one. I assure the injured police officer, his family and the PSNI of my continued prayerful support at this difficult time.