PSNI chief constable Matt Baggott was in Derry on Wednesday night to take part in a question-and-answer session with a difference.
The event, at Lumen Christi College, was organised as part of the “Bright Brand New Day” peace building initiative - the brainchild of local Presbyterian minister, Dr. David Latimer.
Mr. Baggott discussed ‘The Human Face Of Policing’ during a Q&A hosted by Catherine Cook (Foyle Information Women’s Network) and Eamonn Deane (Holywell Trust).
“Bright Brand New Day”, says David Latimer, is designed to envision and empower the citizens of Derry to “contemplate becoming friends and neighbours and, thereby, contribute to shaping a safer and more secure future for everyone.”
The Assistant Commissioner of the Garda Siochana was also due to attend the event but had to pull out at the last minute.
A range of music was provided by the Hamilton Flute Band, the Lumen Jazz Ensemble and the Foyle Civic Youth Choir.
Sandra Biddle and a group of performers introduced the musical ‘Annie’ which is aiming to secure a Guinness Book of Records entry and, in the process, raise funds for the Foyle Hospice.
The event was chaired by Dr Latimer and Rev. Frank Bradley