Today, the Police Ombudsman, Marie Anderson, has published a report on her six month review of the deployment of Spit and Bite Guards by PSNI officers.
Spit and Bite Guard Review Report, October 2021
The Police Ombudsman has found no evidence that police were in possession of information which, if acted upon, could have prevented an IRA mortar attack in Newry 1992 in which a police officer was killed and another received life-changing injuries.
PDF: Public statement
The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Marie Anderson, has identified significant investigative failures by the RUC in relation to the murder of 17-year-old Damien Walsh in 1993, as well as evidence of ‘collusive behaviours’ by police.
The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident involving police and a member of the public on Belfast’s Andersonstown Road on Wednesday 2 June 2021.