PRESS RELEASE ON BEHALF OF CLYDE VALLEY FLUTE BAND (THE GUN RUNNERS)
A meeting took place on 15 August 2019 between the officers of the Clyde Valley Flute Band (“The Gun Runners”), 1st Rathcoole Campsie Apprentice Boys of Derry Club and representatives from the Apprentice Boys of Derry General Committee.
Constructive and positive discussions were had regarding the parade, the surrounding issues and the disproportionate and unnecessary approach taken by Police on Saturday 10 August 2019. All attendees at the meeting are united in their view tha no criminal offence has been committed by the band, or any member of it.
The meeting concluded with the officers of the band satisfied with expressions of solidarity and support by all parties in relation to all issues discussed during the course of the meeting.
There is an ongoing police investigation with which the band are fully co-operative. It would therefore be inapporpriate to add anything further at this stage.