Detectives hand over cheque for more than £1,500 to the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice

From left: Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Hill; Rodney McCurley, Northern Ireland Hospice Trustee; and Detective Chief Inspector Avine Kelly.

The Police Service have presented a cheque for over £1,500 to the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. The money was raised from the auctioning of vehicles, which were seized by officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF).

Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Hill, Head of Organised Crime Branch, said: “Paramilitaries make a living from crime, using a regime of fear and violence to exercise control over the most vulnerable in our society.

“We, along with our partner organisations, are committed to tackling such criminal activities, from money lending to drug dealing, and their harrowing effects. We had a heartening opportunity to turn something negative, in the form of assets linked with crime, into something really positive.”