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PSNI officers accused of perverting justice

By Staff Reporter

Published 26/07/2016

Three PSNI officers will face charges of perverting the course of justice by providing false evidential statements during an investigation
Three PSNI officers will face charges of perverting the course of justice by providing false evidential statements during an investigation

Three PSNI officers will face charges of perverting the course of justice by providing false evidential statements during an investigation.

Two of the officers are also accused of assault, which is understood to be the precursor to the perverting justice allegations.

Gareth Rankin, Amanda McIvor and John Law, all of whom are listed as PSNI Magherafelt and none of whose ages were disclosed, are jointly accused of perverting the course of justice by giving a false statement as to the events of an incident which occurred outside a bar on March 16, 2013. Rankin and Law are further accused of assaulting a male on the same date. Each officer is alleged to have provided a false statement on different dates in 2013.

During committal proceedings at Magherafelt Magistrates Court, the judge supported a prosecution submission that there was a case to answer against all three officers. They were each remanded on £500 bail and ordered to appear for arraignment at Londonderry Crown Court sitting on September 13.

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