This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 20 °C Monday 22 July, 2019
Advertisement

Man dies in Belfast city after police use tear gas

The Police Ombudsman is investigating the incident.

Image: Paul Faith/PA

A MAN HAS died in Northern Ireland after police used tear gas during an incident in Belfast.

In a statement, the Police Ombudsman said the man “became unwell during an incident involving police officers in Belfast City Centre this morning”.

The incident, during which police officers used CS spray against the man, is currently being investigated by the Police Ombudsman’s office. The office will release the man’s name in due course.

The Guardian reports police had been called to Great Victoria Street after an altercation between a man and taxi drivers.

Read: Attempted murder investigation launched after pipe bomb was ‘thrown at police vehicle’>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

Read next:

COMMENTS (18)