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Northern Ireland Police Service declares Firearms and Explosives Branch “critical incident”

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has declared a “critical incident” due to protracted backlogs of applications within its firearms licensing department.  A critical incident is defined as “Any incident where the effectiveness of the police response is likely to have a significant impact on the confidence of the victim, their family or the community”. The… Read more »

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Sturgeon’s husband Peter Murrell released without charge

The husband of Scotland’s former first minister Nicola Sturgeon, who was arrested in connection with an investigation into Scottish National Party finances, has been released without charge. Peter Murrell spent almost twelve hours in police custody for questioning. Murrell resigned as the party’s chief executive last month, a post he had held since 1999. Sturgeon… Read more »