A man has made a complaint to that he was dragged from the Republic of Ireland and into the North by PSNI officers – a claim that has been denied by the service.
The Dundalk Argus reported the claims of the man, 53, who said the PSNI went ’30 or 40 feet’ into the South to arrest him and ‘drag him back across the border’ where he was brought to the PSNI station in Armagh and charged.
The Dundalk man claims he was assaulted by the PSNI during the alleged incident, which happened near Jonesborough on Sunday afternoon.
The man said he was selling items, which were not counterfeit, and there was an exchange of words between him and a number of PSNI officers.
A spokesperson for Dundalk Gardai confirmed they had received a complaint about the alleged incident.
In a statement to the Argus today, the PSNI said: “Officers on patrol arrested a man in Jonesborough on Sunday, 24 January.
“The 53-year-old man was arrested for assault on police, resisting arrest, trading in counterfeit goods and disorderly behaviour.”
He will appear before Newry Magistrates’ Court on February 17.