Northern Ireland

Outside force to look into alleged incident at police ombudsman’s home

The headquarters of the West Midlands Police force in Birmingham (Alamy/PA)
The headquarters of the West Midlands Police force in Birmingham (Alamy/PA) The headquarters of the West Midlands Police force in Birmingham (Alamy/PA)

An outside police force has been asked to lead an investigation into an alleged incident in Co Down last month.

West Midlands Police will examine an allegation understood to have taken place at the home of Northern Ireland’s Police Ombudsman Marie Anderson over two days in September.

“The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have asked West Midlands Police to lead an investigation and assess whether there are any further criminal offences following an alleged incident in Co Down in September 2023,” a PSNI spokesperson said.

They added: “As this investigation is now live we will not be providing any further comment”.

A spokesperson for the police ombudsman on Thursday said they are not making any comment.