Former first minister of Northern Ireland Lord Trimble, who was instrumental in the peace process, has dismissed comments made by Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness on what the deputy first minister described as "dark side" of policing.
Lord Trimble said: "I am sorry that he has made the error of doing that. As deputy first minister he has an obligation to uphold the law and to support the operation of the normal legal processes. He has that duty and he should discharge it.
"This is what was envisaged under the Belfast Agreement and this is what the Good Friday Agreement provided for, in effect. And it has been happening. So it would be quite wrong now to step in and change the process."