Magherafelt police get stick online for picture of officer in road with no ‘Hi-Vis’ vest

PSNI officer appears to stop traffic in middle of Ballynease Road

PSNI officer appears to stop traffic in middle of Ballynease Road

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Magherafelt PSNI came in for a bit of stick after posting an image of a police officer appearing to stop traffic in the middle of Ballynease Road - with no high visibility clothing in sight.

The picture, which was posted to the PSNI Magherafelt Facebook page, went up on Saturday with the message: “Magherafelt LPT conducting VCP’s in Bellaghy targeting rural machinery and livestock thefts.”

A concerned member of the public commented: “Surely that officer should be wearing Hi-Vis clothing if he is stopping live traffic!?

“Or maybe this was a quick photo opportunity for Facebook public relations purposes!?”

A woman stood up for the officer, adding: “There is no pleasing some people.”