'Snowball altercation' in Limavady leads to police conduct inquiry

'Snowball altercation' in Limavady leads to police conduct inquiry
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Northern Ireland's police ombudsman is investigating the conduct of an off-duty police officer in Limavady who appeared to restrain a teenage boy after a snowball was thrown at his vehicle.

A video of the incident, which occurred in Limavady town on 27 February, has been shared over 100,000 times online.

It shows the officer confronting the 14-year-old in a local shop.

According to the BBC website, The police watchdog said it was investigating the incident.

"We are investigating an altercation involving a police officer and a schoolboy," said a spokesman for the police ombudsman.

He added: "Our investigators have begun the process of gathering evidence to assess the appropriateness of the officer's actions during the incident."

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