2022 Media Releases News

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.

Public Statement: The murder of Denis Donaldson

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Published Date:

11.03.2022

An investigation by the Police Ombudsman has found no evidence that police leaked information about the whereabouts of former Sinn Féin member and self-declared informant Denis Donaldson prior to his murder ...

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Investigative and intelligence failures and collusive behaviours by police in relation to series of murders by south Belfast UDA/UFF

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Published Date:

08.02.2022

The Police Ombudsman has today (Tuesday 8 February 2022) issued a public statement which identifies significant investigative and intelligence failures and “collusive behaviours” by the RUC in relation to a ...

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Appeal for witnesses to Belfast city centre incident

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Published Date:

01.02.2022

The Police Ombudsman’s Office is appealing for witnesses to an incident involving police officers and a member of the public in Belfast city centre last October.

Collusive behaviours but no prior knowledge of attacks

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Published Date:

14.01.2022

The Police Ombudsman has today published a report into the RUC's handling of paramilitary attacks by the UDA/UFF between 1989 and 1993 which resulted in 19 murders and multiple attempted murders. The Ombudsm...

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