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Policewoman faces 'withholding information' charge in murder inquiry

Published 01/02/2016

Victim: James McDonagh
Victim: James McDonagh
The policewoman will appear at Magherafelt Magistrates' Court

A policewoman has been charged in connection with a murder in Northern Ireland.

James McDonagh died in Toomebridge last month.

The PSNI officer, 33, faces two counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of withholding information.

Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said: "The woman was arrested and questioned last month and returned to answer her bail today.

"As a result of our inquiries and following consultation with the Public Prosecution Service, she has been charged to appear at Magherafelt Magistrates' Court on February 17."

A 24-year-old man has been charged with Mr McDonagh's murder.

Mr McDonagh died after an incident outside licensed premises on the Hillhead Road, Toomebridge, on January 10.

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