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Shock as PSNI Inspector Peter Magowan dies at Co Antrim police station

By Jonny Bell

Published 19/04/2016

Foul play is not suspected in the death.
Foul play is not suspected in the death.

There has been shock and sadness at the sudden death of a PSNI officer at a Co Antrim police station.

He was Inspector Peter Magowan and he died in an incident at Ballymoney police station on Monday.

The man's colleagues were informed on Tuesday.

Superintendent Tony Callaghan added: "Police are investigating the sudden death of a 55-year-old police officer in Ballymoney Police Station on April 18.

"We are not treating the death as suspicious.

"The Police Ombudsman office has been informed."

North Antrim DUP Assembly candidate Mervyn Storey said: "As someone who lives in Ballymoney, there is real shock in the town that a police officer has been found dead in the local station.

"My team actually had a meeting in the station yesterday to deal with some local issues.  Whilst I didn’t know the officer personally, I knew of him.  My prayers are with his family and the wider police family in Ballymoney.”

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley described it as "very sad occurrence".

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