Police to investigate 'sinister graffiti' in Belfast mentioning Michael Gove

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove arrives in Downing Street

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove arrives in Downing Street - Credit: PA

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is investigating sinister graffiti in a loyalist area of Belfast mentioning Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove.

The message painted on a wall in Sandy Row included Gove’s name and an address above the words “We don’t forget, we don’t forgive”.

It is the latest example of anti-Northern Ireland Protocol graffiti that has appeared in loyalist areas in the region since the new Irish Sea trading arrangements came into operation.

Gove has co-chaired the joint EU/UK committee responsible for implementing the protocol and was a leading voice in the Vote Leave campaign.

Asked about the incident, the PSNI said: “We do not discuss the security of individuals and no inference should be drawn from this, however, we would never ignore something that could put an individual at risk.”




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