14 Aug 2023

N Ireland chief constable admits leaked info in hands of dissident republicans


The Northern Ireland chief constable has admitted that information about thousands of police officers and staff which was mistakenly made public in a data breach is now in the hands of dissident republicans.

Simon Byrne said they were likely to use the information to “generate fear and uncertainty”.

Earlier a document with names redacted was pinned on a wall opposite a Sinn Fein office in Belfast, along with a threatening message.