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Kids 'cheated death' as top cop in stray bullet probe


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Portstewart

Portstewart

Philip Magowan / PressEye

Simon Byrne

Simon Byrne

Caravan Park

Caravan Park

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Portstewart

A HIGH-RANKING police officer is under investigation after his personal protection weapon (PPW) was fired during a late-night incident at a caravan park on the north coast.

The stray bullet passed through a nearby static home with children inside, leading to the shocked and angry owner contacting the police.

The experienced cop told officers called to the scene it was an accidental discharge, but the matter is understood to have been referred to the force's Professional Services Department (PSD).