Again South Armagh has proven to be a place where law and order / normality doesn't appear to exist.
We have just learnt of a police officer that was knocked down by a rogue driver from the republic and was seriously injured on the Concession Road, Crossmaglen. All his colleagues could do was watch the driver make a clean getaway. Why are officials continually telling us that there is normality and peace in Northern Ireland?
We continually hear from Hugh Orde how his men are on top of everything and crime figures are going down. If the Chief Constable is so confident why doesn't he come out of his well protected ivory tower at police headquarters and drive to Crossmaglen without a heavy military presence. He could then join his men on a foot patrol of the Concession road, instead of being an apologist to the families of dead IRA/SF men.
As with any member of the security forces who gets injured we wish him a speedy recovery.
HELP US TELL THE TRUTH