The Protective Services Unit of An Garda Siochana for North Cork which recently took up residence in Fermoy, was officially launched on Tuesday by Chief Superintendent Tom Myers. The socially-distanced meeting, which officially marked the Unit beginning operations in the region, was held in Fermoy Community Centre.

Community groups and individuals will work with the specialist Garda team to provide support to vulnerable people who have been the victim of crime, were in attendance. 

Speaking at the announcement, Chief Superintendent Myers explained that the 10-person strong unit will comprise of 2 detective sergeants and 8 detective Gardaí.

The team, he said, had been established ‘to investigate child abuse, human trafficking, sexual …

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