Northern Ireland

Gerry Kelly suing over Police Land Rover incident

Gerry Kelly
Image caption Gerry Kelly was carried for a short distance on the front of a police vehicle

Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly is taking legal action against the chief constable over an incident where he was carried on the bonnet of a police Land Rover.

The incident in Carrick Hill last June followed the loyalist Tour of the North parade in Belfast

Sinn Féin said: "Gerry Kelly, in common with any other citizen, is entitled to access the courts when he believes he has been wronged."

Mr Kelly is taking a civil case against Matt Baggott.

A police officer has accepted a formal reprimand for his part in the incident.

In January, the MLA received the same sanction for clinging to the vehicle while attempting to stop it.

A person refusing to accept the "informed warning" can be prosecuted.

The Police Federation said the officer's warning was "unjustified".

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