Ombudsman appeal for witnesses

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ombudsman appeal for witnesses thumbnailShannon McQuillan and Owen McFerran during a trip to London.

THE Police Ombudsman has issued an appeal for witnesses who saw any interaction between police officers and a young couple before a fatal traffic collision near Toome at the weekend.
Shannon McQuilllan, who was 19, died after being struck by a vehicle on the Moneynick Road at about 3.45am on Saturday, January 20.
21-year-old Owen McFerran, who was with her at the time, was also hit by the vehicle and remains in a serious condition in hospital.
The Police Ombudsman is now investigating police actions during the events leading up to the collision.
A spokesman for the Police Ombudsman's Office said: "We would wish to express our sincere condolences to Shannon's family on their tragic and untimely loss. Our thoughts are also with Owen's family and friends at this very difficult time."
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