Cameron: Attacks on PSNI 'totally unacceptable'

Violent attacks on the police in the North by rioters were branded “completely unacceptable” by the British Prime Minister today.

After a third night of trouble, David Cameron paid tribute to the “restraint” and bravery shown by the police as they came under attack.

He said more than 80 police officers had been injured in the rioting but insisted policing was now a devolved issue and it should be left to politicians in the North to “give the lead” in dealing with the violence.

Acting Labour Party leader Harriet Harman pledged her party would continue to support and work with the British government in its efforts to ensure a “peaceful future” for the people of the North.


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