PSNI launches new initiative against paramilitary attacks

The PSNI have announced a new strategy to deal with papamilitary style attacks folllowing an upsurge in incidents involving dissidents such as RAAD, particularly in the North West.

Assistant Constrbale Drew Harris today said there is a renewed determination to help communities take these attacks and attackers off their streets and reduce the harm caused.

The initiative will include a full review of all investigative leads, a co-ordinated approach with Crime Operations and District policing, and a renewed appeal for public assistance.

Figures published this week show there were 40 such attacks in Derry alone since 2008 - Local MLA Pat Ramsey is supporting the initiative, but says it in itself is not enough, and the community also has a role......