Renewed witness appeal over Ormeau parade

Published Date: 06.04.2016

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has issued a renewed witness appeal following a disturbance during a Junior Orange Lodge parade on the Ormeau Road in south Belfast on Tuesday 29 March.

The Office revealed that it has already been contacted by almost 40 people about the incident – during which a police officer discharged CS Spray.

A spokesman said the Office was keen to hear from anyone else who may have seen what happened or recorded video footage, whether or not they were involved in the parade itself.

He said: “The incident happened at around 5.10pm close to the Ormeau Road’s junction with Park Road, near the Ormeau Bakery apartments.

“We’re keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened immediately before, during and after the use of CS Spray by an officer.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Police Ombudsman’s freephone witness appeal line, which is 0800 032 7880.


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