Appeal for witnesses following baton round use during north Belfast violence

Published Date: 19.07.2015

The Police Ombudsman's Office has appealed for witnesses after the discharge of baton rounds by police in response to rioting in north Belfast last Monday (13 July ).

Five rounds were discharged close to Twaddell Avenue in the Woodvale area of the city shortly before 9.40pm.

The Office's investigation into the use of AEPs (Attenuated Energy Projectiles) is standard procedure following the discharge of a police firearm.

A spokesman said:" We are keen to get a clear understanding of the circumstances in which the rounds were fired and would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened."

The Police Ombudsman's freephone witness appeal line is 0800 032 7880.


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