Police thank locals for Fairview support

DROMORE police are this week thanking the community for its support and patience during a recent incident in the Fairview Park area.

A number of local residents levelled criticism at police for what they called a “lack of communication” during the lengthy operation last Monday afternoon (June 3) when officers responded to a report of a suspicious package.

Police worked with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service to idenitify a substance contained within the package and the contents were taken for forensic examination.

In response to local criticism, a police spokesperson said, “Police do their utmost to conduct any investigation expeditiously and with as little disruption to the community as possible. Officers will always strive to update the community within the confines of appropriate information sharing.”

A 34 year-old man was arrested last Thursday (June 6), in connection with the incident, on suspicion of possession of Class B drugs, possession of Class B drugs with intent to supply and supplying Class B drugs. He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.