| George Hamilton |
|Born||George Ernest Craythorne Hamilton|
Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland
PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton is pictured talking to members of the Northern Ireland Policing Board during a meeting in Belfast when he announced that the Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary is to attend a meeting of the Policing Board to answer questions around the arrest of two investigative journalists, in relation to their work on a documentary into the Loughinisland massacre.
The board met for the first time in two years yesterday (7 February 2019), following new legislation passed by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in November allowing for the reconstitution of the board which hadn't met since the collapse of Stormont.
Under questioning from political members of the board, George Hamilton, who announced last week that he would be retiring in June, said Michael Barton of Durham Constabulary would make himself "answerable for his actions" following the arrests of journalists Barry McCaffrey and Trevor Birney last August.