PSNI praise for parade organisers and residents

Speaking after the parade, H DISTRICT Commander Chief Superintendent Chris Noble said: “We would like to thank the parade organisers and local residents for their role in ensuring the parade this evening passed off without any major incident. Police welcome the ongoing engagement with local stakeholders to ensure challenges around parading in Rasharkin are addressed.

“This was a large and complex policing operation, which officers delivered in a personal, proportionate and professional manner. I would like to thank my officers for their efforts in enabling the event to pass off peacefully”.

“Four arrests were made during the policing operation ranging from assault on police to public order offences however this comprised a tiny minority of those in attendance”.