Police chief hails ‘magnificent’ Festival

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Derry’s top cop has paid tribute to all those who helped make the Clipper Festival such a “world class event”.

District Commander Chief Superintendent Stephen Martin said police played a “low key but significant role” in the week long festivities.

It is understood there were no arrests made in relation to any disorder at the week long celebrations.

Chief Superintendent Martin said the event had been a “magnificent success”.

“I pay tribute to everyone who helped make it the success it was, to local residents and businesses and to the thousands of visitors for their support throughout the week and their impeccable behaviour,” he said.

Derry’s top cop added: “Police played a low key but significant role in ensuring the safety of visitors throughout the event week and I would like to thank my officers and staff who put in long and demanding hours to ensure this maritime spectacle was one of the most successful Northern Ireland has ever hosted.”