Condemnation of shooting and bullets in post

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This morning we heard reports of bullets being sent to elected representatives, this evening news is coming in that an off-duty PSNI Officer has been shot at in the Springhill area of Bangor.

The Northern Ireland Liberal Democrats once again have to say that violence and the threat of violence are not the way the people of Northern Ireland want to move things forward. We condemn unreservedly any violence or threat of violence against our police and elected representatives.

Two men have apparently been arrested in relation to the shooting but no further details are available at this time.

Our full support goes to the PSNI who over the past weeks have had to manage and control a very tough situation across Northern Ireland. They are trying to ensure that all people can move freely about their work, leisure and travels at this time and do not deserve to be targeted for keeping the peace and maintaining order.

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