PSNI patrol invade Donegal (TNT24)

A Police Service of Northern Ireland patrol vehicle has been photographed driving in Lifford, County Donegal, after crossing the border into the Republic of Ireland.

Former Donegal mayor Frank McBrearty has called for a garda investigation, telling the Irish Independent: “This is an international incident and should be fully investigated. What would of happened if dissidents had of opened fire on the PSNI in broad daylight in Lifford where citizens of our country are going about their daily business?

“This unprofessional behaviour cannot be tolerated by our State.”

The PSNI were not immediately able to say why the police landrover was in the Republic. The photograph was taken by a member of Donegal County Council monitoring flood defences and has been circulating on social media.

The vehicle is seen heading back towards the border and its own jurisdiction in the town of Strabane in County Tyrone.

The police forces on both side of the border work closely on law enforcement and meet together on an ongoing basis but marked vehicles do not cross the border unless under special circumstances. It has been speculated that the PSNI patrol may have been lost.

At the moment the only Red Alert in place in the North West applies to the weather – the prospect of an invasion remains unlikely.


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