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O’Dowd concerned at Banbridge PSNI incident

5 March, 2019 - by John O'Dowd


Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has said a video appearing to show a child being forcefully restrained in Banbridge by the PSNI is deeply disturbing.

The Upper Bann MLA said:

“Video footage appearing to show a child being forcefully restrained by PSNI officers in Bainbridge is shocking.

“I understand the Police Ombudsman’s office is investigating the incident which appears to show a child being grabbed by an officer and then falling to the ground.

“It is believed the child sustained injuries during the incident. 

“It’s important the Police Ombudsman can ascertain exactly what happened and I will be contacting the PSNI to raise our serious concerns.

“Anyone who has any information about this incident should bring it forward to the Ombudsman’s Office.”

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