Northern Ireland

PSNI chief Simon Byrne resigns

Pressure had been mounting on Byrne for weeks, with numerous calls for his resignation

Simon Byrne: PSNI boss was appointed chief constable in May 2019. Picture: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Simon Byrne has resigned as chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) with immediate effect, the NI Policing Board has confirmed.

The news that the embattled police chief has resigned following a string of controversies was announced at a press conference on Monday following an emergency meeting of the Policing Board.

It comes after a row erupted last week when High Court judge Mr Justice Scoffield ruled that two junior officers were ...