At the weekend Martin McGuinness said several times that he was fed up with having to dance on pinheads every time someone asked him whether he would advise them to report a rape or murder to the PSNI. Now although it is not clear when or how Sinn Fein’s undoubtedly historic acceptance of state based policing will actually take effect, Gerry Adams has finally announced that victims of serious crimes should indeed go to the police.
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