DUP visits new custody suite

Carla Lockhart MLA, Sydney Anderson MLA, Superintendent David Moore and David Simpson MP
Carla Lockhart MLA, Sydney Anderson MLA, Superintendent David Moore and David Simpson MP

DUP MP David Simpson, Carla Lockhart MLA and Sydney Anderson MLA were at Banbridge Police Station recently to visit the newly renovated custody suite.

The renovation cost £800,000 and the local police commander Superintendent David Moore was on hand to conduct the tour.

Speaking after the visit the DUP trio said, “Whilst ideally there would not be a need for this facility the hard facts are that there is.

“We are delighted to see that the investment has been made in Banbridge and this will no doubt encourage the people of Banbridge that the police presence in the town is being maintained.

“Concerns were raised with us regarding the closure of the station and the exit of a police presence so we see this as good news that the building is being utilised.

“We will continue to push for more police resources for the Banbridge area and will continue to hold to account senior officers to ensure sufficient resources are being deployed when required.”