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PSNI chief Simon Byrne resigns over data leak


Simon Byrne, chief constable of the Northern Ireland Police Service, has resigned amid mounting pressure on his post following a major data leak.

His resignation was accepted by members of the police board during an emergency meeting on Monday.

Byrne was appointed police chief of the PSNI in May 2019, but has faced criticism for his leadership, notably a data leak in which dissident Republicans claimed to have obtained information on the worst security breach in the force’s history.

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