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Editorial: Choosing a new chief for the PSNI is an important and delicate task

Last week’s riot in Derry was proof that the threat of violence still hangs over the communities in the North

Chief Constable Simon Byrne had to go but his resignation leaves the PSNI without a leader ‘at time when one is sorely needed’. Picture: Press Eye

There is something chilling about the unrest in Derry on Thursday night that left 16 police officers injured by rioters whose number included children. The riot coincided with searches by the Police Service of Northern Ireland investigating terrorist activity, during which guns and other offensive weapons were discovered, some of them of military grade.

The riot was an outrage and a crime against the vast majority of people in the North who rejected long ago ...