New Northern Irish police chief warns of detrimental Brexit impact to peace

epa04311835 A man dressed as a riot police officer (C) as police stand by during the Orangmen's march on Crumlin Road to Edenderry in the Orange Parade in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 12 July 2014. The Orangemen Parade is an annual event commemorating Prince William of Orange's victory over King James in the 1690 Battle of the Boyne. EPA/KEVIN SCOTT

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Northern Ireland’s new police chief warned that a hard Brexit could have a “detrimental” impact on two decades of peace in the British-run province and risk his officers becoming targets for militants.

Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable Simon Byrne, appointed last month after a career in English policing, raised concerns about how he was supposed to police the almost 300 border crossing with the Irish republic if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal in just over three months.


Via Reuters 

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