Appeal for witnesses after police fire shots near Carrowdore

Published Date: 26.01.2010

The Police Ombudsman has appealed for witnesses after a number of shots were discharged by police during a disturbance near the Co. Down village of Carrowdore.

The incident happened shortly before 1pm today (Tuesday 26 January) at New Road on the outskirts of the village. It is understood the shots were fired when police were involved in a confrontation with a number of men. Four men were arrested in connection with the incident.

All discharges of firearms are automatically referred by the PSNI to the Police Ombudsman's Office for independent investigation.

Police Ombudsman investigators are at the scene and are conducting enquiries in the area.

Anyone who was in the area at the time, and may have seen what happened, is asked to contact the Police Ombudsman's freephone witness appeal line on 0800 032 7880.


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