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Derry man injured in incident involving PSNI

17 November, 2007


Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson has called for a full inquiry into an incident involving the PSNI in which a man sustained a serious injury to his arm.

Ms Anderson said,

"I would expect a full thorough investigation into this incident where a man sustained a broken arm in an incident involving the PSNI.

"The man who was arrested had to be taken to Altnagelvin hospital where it was found he had sustained a broken arm in three places.

"I would urge any witnesses to make statements to the Police Ombudsman and for any CCTV coverage to be made available to the investigating officers.

"It is important that if the PSNI are to be held to account that this inquiry is carried out swiftly and that any information on this incident is brought forward.

"This man has previously been harassed by the PSNI because of his political beliefs and this is unacceptable. People are entitled to hold their own beliefs without prejudice from any form of policing." ENDS

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