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Kelly expresses condolences to McMahon family as Ombudsman begins investigation

8 September, 2016 - by Gerry Kelly


Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has extended his condolences to the family of Gerard McMahon who died tonight following an incident in Great Victoria Street in Belfast in the early hours of this morning.

Gerry Kelly said:

“I am shocked to learn that Gerard McMahon, who was injured this morning during an incident at Great Victoria St, has died tonight in hospital.

“My thoughts are with his family at this tragic time. 

“I have been in touch with senior police today about the circumstances which led to Gerard being rushed to hospital.

“The Police Ombudsman has already launched an investigation into the detention of Gerard McMahon.

“That investigation must be thorough so that his grieving family get the full facts as quickly as possible about the circumstances which led to his death.”

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