2021 Media Releases News

Murder of Damien Walsh: “Significant investigative failures and collusive behaviours” by police

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Published Date:

22.07.2021

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 behavio...

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Appeal for witnesses to Andersonstown Road incident

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Published Date:

16.06.2021

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.

Witness appeal: Derry/Londonderry incident

Published Date:

03.06.2021

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident involving a police officer and a member of the public at Waterloo Street, Derry/Londonderry, on 15 May 2021.

Investigation to assess consistency of police engagement

Published Date:

26.05.2021

The Police Ombudsman, Marie Anderson, has confirmed that she has commenced an investigation into a complaint she has received from a member of the public who was involved in a ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in...

Significant police failures in relation to the deaths of four people at the outset of 'The Troubles'

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Published Date:

06.05.2021

The Police Ombudsman, Marie Anderson, has identified significant operational and investigative failures by the RUC in relation to the deaths of four people during severe disorder in Belfast on the night of 1...

PDF LogoStatutory report: Significant police failures in relation to the deaths of four people at the outset of 'The Troubles'

Police Ombudsman investigating Derry/Londonderry incident

Published Date:

18.04.2021

The Police Ombudsman’s Office is investigating after a man was shot by police in Derry/Londonderry last night (Saturday 17 April).

Temporary disruption to phone lines and emails

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Published Date:

12.02.2021

Please note that due to essential maintenance work, our telephone lines and email system will not be operational between 11.30am and 2pm today (Friday 12 February). We apologise for any inconvenience thi...

Police Ombudsman investigating Ormeau Road incident

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Published Date:

05.02.2021

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has begun an investigation into an incident in Belfast’s Ormeau Road area this afternoon.

Coronavirus Update

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Published Date:

29.01.2021

The Police Ombudsman’s Office is continuing to respond to the ongoing pandemic by implementing measures to minimise the impact on our work and reduce health risks. Although the Office remains closed to ...