2022 Media Releases News

New temporary phone number

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Published Date:

05.10.2022

The Police Ombudsman's office has introduced a temporary phone number for anyone wishing to make a new complaint about police conduct.  The number is 07976 670 247, and will be operational between 9am and...

Office access after fire: update

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Published Date:

04.10.2022

Following yesterday’s fire at an adjacent building on Belfast’s Donegall Street, the Police Ombudsman’s offices at Writer’s Square currently remain closed.

Police Ombudsman witness appeal: Belfast incident

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Published Date:

03.10.2022

The Police Ombudsman’s Office is appealing for witnesses to an incident involving police officers and members of the public close to the junction of Rydalmere Street and the Donegall Road in Belfast on Satur...

Office closed due to nearby fire

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Published Date:

03.10.2022

The Police Ombudsman's Offices at Writers' Square is currently closed due to a fire in a nearby building.

Police failures in responding to complaints of abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home

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Published Date:

23.09.2022

The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Marie Anderson, has written to the former residents of Kincora Boys’ Home who had made complaints to her Office about failures by police to adequately respond to complaints of sexua...

Death of Her Majesty: Police Ombudsman statement

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Published Date:

09.09.2022

The Police Ombudsman, Mrs Marie Anderson, has released the following statement following the death of Her Majesty the Queen: “I share in the sadness of those mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizab...

Young men were subjected to coercion and oppression before “confessing” to terrorist crimes

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Published Date:

10.06.2022

A Police Ombudsman investigation has concluded that four young men arrested in Derry/Londonderry in 1979 were treated unfairly and made ‘confessional’ statements which were not voluntary according to the sta...

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Witness appeal: Sion Mills incident

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Published Date:

27.05.2022

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for information about an incident involving police officers and members of the public at Sion Mills, Co. Tyrone, in the early morning of Friday 6 May.

Armagh incident: appeal for witnesses

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Published Date:

29.04.2022

The Police Ombudsman’s Office is appealing for witnesses to an incident involving police at Ardmore Drive in Armagh on 5 March.

Police Ombudsman witness appeal: Newry incident

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Published Date:

13.04.2022

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident in the Trevor Hill area of Newry, County Down, in the early hours of Sunday 10 April 2022.

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