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Derry Four: duo of former Police Ombudsman staff reported

By Cate McCurry

Published 01/12/2016

Two men believed to be former Police Ombudsman investigators are to be reported to the Public Prosecution Service over the case of four teenagers falsely accused of murdering a British soldier.
Two men believed to be former Police Ombudsman investigators are to be reported to the Public Prosecution Service over the case of four teenagers falsely accused of murdering a British soldier.

Two men believed to be former Police Ombudsman investigators are to be reported to the Public Prosecution Service over the case of four teenagers falsely accused of murdering a British soldier.

The men, aged 62 and 67, were arrested in England on Tuesday and brought to Northern Ireland for questioning by PSNI detectives.

They were arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and misconduct in a public office as part of a police investigation into allegations of criminal activity in the Police Ombudsman's Office.

The police investigation is linked to an Ombudsman's probe into alleged misconduct in the Derry Four case.

Gerry McGowan, Michael Toner, Stephen Crumlish and Gerard Kelly were falsely accused of murdering Royal Welch Fusiliers officer Lieutenant Steven Kirby in 1979.

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