‘Removal of flags not responsibility of PSNI’


The PSNI has responded to comments on social media over the removal of flags.

A spokesperson said: “The removal of flags is not the responsibility of the Police Service.

“We will not deploy officers to remove flags in any part of Mid and East Antrim in response to a complaint from the community.

“The PSNI will only act to remove flags if there are substantial risks to public safety.

“Policing with the community entails working with local people to respond to any issue where there is a concern for public safety or where a criminal offence has occurred.

“In short, partnership working, involving council, DRD, police, key stakeholders and local communities is the only way to resolve sensitive issues.”