Saturday 24 February 2018

Man dies following fall from police van in North

Michael McHugh

A man who fell from the back of a moving police van in Maghera has died.

Paul Somerville, 21, had been in critical condition in hospital since the incident on the Church Road last Friday. He was in police custody at the time.

The Police Ombudsman's office last week launched an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

Mr Somerville, named locally, was from the Maghera area.

A PSNI spokesman confirmed: "The 21-year-old man who fell from a police vehicle whilst in motion last Friday afternoon has since died in hospital."

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