Corbyn offers condolences for policeman who survived shooting

Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: John Devlin
Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: John Devlin
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Jeremy Corbyn has offered his condolences for the death of a Northern Ireland policeman shot over the weekend - despite the officer still being alive.

The community officer was shot three times in the arm with a high-velocity rifle but survived the drive-by shooting in north Belfast.

The Labour leader took to the Commons despatch box to pass on the sympathies of “the whole House” for the “police officer who lost his life”.

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Theresa May opened the weekly session of Prime Minister’s Questions by “sending out thoughts to the police officer who was shot” over the weekend.

Mr Corbyn said later: “I join the Prime Minister in expressing condolences, I’m sure of the whole House, to the family of the police officer who lost his life over the weekend in Northern Ireland.”