Police praise for peaceful parades

editorial image

A local police chief has praised the organisers and participants of a number of parades, including Drumcree, which passed off peacefully at the weekend.

Chief Inspector Paul Reid said, “It was a busy weekend for police in Craigavon over the weekend with a number of planned events requiring police support and attendance.

“I am pleased to say that the mini twelfth in Lurgan, Lurgan Park Rally and the annual Drumcree parade passed off without major incident.

“This was in no small part due to the hard work of organisers, the commitment of participants in the events and the support of the general public. I would like to recognise the joint efforts of all involved, including police officers who liaised with organisers and carried out duties at each event.

“I am also asking for the continued support of the public over the coming weeks to ensure that this year’s parading season continues to be a peaceful one.”