2006 Media Releases News

No available evidence that terrorist attack on soldier could have been prevented

Published Date:

12.12.2006

The Police Ombudsman's Office has said it has found no evidence that the murder of Stephen Restorick, the last serving soldier to be killed by the IRA in Northern Ireland, could have been prevented. However...

Protestants and Catholics 'equally supportive' of Police Ombudsman'S Office: survey findings

Published Date:

01.12.2006

The Police Ombudsman's Office enjoys almost equal levels of support from both Protestants and Catholics, with over 80% from both communities believing it is helping to improve policing, according to the find...

CS Spray use justified during Maghera incident

Published Date:

13.11.2006

The Police Ombudsman's Office has said a police officer was right to discharge CS Spray twice at a group of people during fighting in the Main Street, Maghera, in which a man was being badly beaten. For a li...

Use of CS spray during Ballymena disturbance was 'appropriate'

Published Date:

13.11.2006

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that an officer was justified in using CS Spray to help calm a confrontation between rival groups outside a bar in Ballymena. The incident happened in Henry Street in the e...

Officer right to use CS Spray during Strabane incident

Published Date:

13.11.2006

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that a police officer was right to discharge CS Spray during an incident in which he had a beer bottle smashed over his head. The officer was part of a patrol which came to...

Officer justified in using CS Spray during north Belfast incident

Published Date:

13.11.2006

The Police Ombudsman's Office has said a police officer was justified when that officer used her CS Spray on a man during an incident in north Belfast. The police officer, who is based at Tennent Street, had...

Police officer was right to use CS Spray during Odyssey incident

Published Date:

13.11.2006

The Police Ombudsman has said a police officer was right to have used CS Spray on a man during a Christmas Eve fight outside the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. For a limited period following the introduction of C...

Officer was right to use CS Spray during Coleraine incident

Published Date:

08.11.2006

The Police Ombudsman's Office has said a police officer was right to discharge CS Spray into the face of a man he had just arrested on the Ballycastle Road, near Coleraine in 2004.For a limited period follow...

Officer was right to use CS Spray during Belfast incident

Published Date:

08.11.2006

The Police Ombudsman has said a police officer was right to have used CS Spray during unrest in the Westland Road and Knutsford Drive areas of Belfast.For a limited period following the introduction of CS Sp...

More than half of police house searches result in a 'positive find.'

Published Date:

07.11.2006

More than half the house searches carried out by the police recently have resulted in a 'positive find', according to research which has been published by the Police Ombudsman's Office.The report 'Police Sea...

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