Councillor Donal O'Cofaigh has said he will challenge the Police Service of Northern Ireland about the spate of historical child sex abuse cases that have emerged in recent months at tonight’s public meeting of the Policing and Community Safety Partnership in Enniskillen.

Several alleged sex abuse victims have come forward to The Impartial Reporter with allegations of child abuse in different towns and villages across Fermanagh spanning up to four decades.

In some cases the apparent inaction or failures by police to follow up or investigate allegations have been questioned by some alleged victims.

At tonight’s PCSP meeting at Enniskillen Townhall, which is open to members of the public, Councillor O’Cofaigh said he will be seeking answers to a number of questions.

In a statement, he said: “I am looking forward to this opportunity to question the response of Police to the mounting revelations of historic sexual abuse in Fermanagh. 

“The community is looking for answers in regard to these serious allegations and the PSNI must address the growing concern that they were not investigated fully in the past.”