O'Donnell calls for privacy for McMahon family
Sinn Féin councillor Mairead O'Donnell has expressed her sympathy to the family of Gerard McMahon and appealed for them to be given privacy at this very difficult time.
Councillor O'Donnell said;
"The McMahon family are understandably devastated by the loss of their son at this very difficult time.
"I visited Gerard’s family this morning and they have asked us to release the following statement on their behalf;
Gerard McMahon's mother and father, Gerard and Ella, said;
"Our family are grieving for our son and brother Gerard and are calling on the Police Ombudsman's office to carry out a thorough and swift investigation into the circumstances of his death.
"We would ask that the media would respect the privacy of our family at this sad time."