Nicholl condemns attack on PSNI officers

Alliance MLA Kate Nicholl has condemned the attempted murder of PSNI officers in her South Belfast constituency.

South Belfast Kate Nicholl

A man in his 20s has been arrested following a knife attack on two officers in the Ormeau Road area. The officers were assisting a vulnerable member of the public in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday) when the attack took place. One officer sustained a cut to his face while the second sustained a stab wound to the neck

“I unreservedly condemn this violence. It is utterly intolerable police officers have been assaulted,” said South Belfast MLA Ms Nicholl. 

“My thoughts are with those who have been injured. I will be contacting the Chief Constable to express my concern for his officers and to thank him for PSNI’s role in protecting public safety.

“The PSNI performs a critical role at the heart of our society and are committed to keeping people and communities safe. 

“I would appeal to anyone with any information to contact the police on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”