Belfast Telegraph

'Altercation' between police officer and youths in Belfast - watchdog appeals for witnesses

The Police Ombudsman is investigating reports of an altercation between police officers and a group of youths in Belfast.

The organisation, which investigates complaints made against police, said a member of the public witnessed the incident while parked in traffic at the junction of the Oldpark Road near the junction with Rosapenna Street on Tuesday, April 24 at around 6pm.

"She said she witnessed what appeared to be an altercation between one of the officers and around five to seven youths between the ages of 14 and 17.

"The incident took place at hoardings near shops in the area at around 6pm on Tuesday 24 April. An unmarked police car was in attendance and youths were seen with a number of pallets nearby.

"Investigators are asking anyone who was involved in, or who witnessed the incident to call the Police Ombudsman’s Witness Appeal Line on 07771510920."

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