Chief Constable of the Northern Ireland Police Service, Matt Baggott
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NI police chief says protesters will be allowed at the G8

Matt Baggott, Chief Constable of the Northern Ireland Police Service, has told Eddie Mair that the police are very well prepared for the G8 summit and that they have drawn on the Metropolitan Police's experience from policing the Olympics.

The G8 summit will take place in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland on 17 and 18 June. It will be the biggest policing operation in Northern Ireland's history.

When asked whether people would be allowed to protest, the Northern Ireland Chief Constable said people would be able to enjoy their right to protest and that the police would facilitate that right.

Matt Baggott, Chief Constable of the Northern Ireland Police Service, admitted that there is "always a possibility of a terrorist attack in Northern Ireland" and that it was "business as usual".

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show in the run up to the G8 summit, the Chief Constable said that "significant efforts" were going into containing the threats, but that they couldn't "prevent every incident".

  • 02 Jun 2013
  • From the section UK
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