Matt Baggott: “we will deal firmly with outbreaks of violence…”

The BBC report on the continuing violence in Belfast now has quotes from the PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott  [Is he back from his holidays? – Ed]

“I want to commend the tireless courage of my officers at this very difficult time,” Chief Constable Matt Baggott said.

“You may be assured there will be sufficient resources in the event of more disorder for however long is necessary.

“The police service will continue to do everything possible to maintain law and order and we will deal firmly with outbreaks of violence.”

[So, more of the same then? – Ed]  That’s the “community-style policing” that the NI Policing Board unanimously appointed him for.

[Whatever happened to Matt Baggott’s generous offer to speak at the SF ard fheis? – Ed]

The absence of an invite probably has something to do with “the continued and unacceptable use of lethal plastic bullets”. 

Which the police deployed again during Saturday’s violence

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