PSNI officers await Cookstown locker trial decision

Three police officers will find out next month if they are to stand trial for perverting the course of justice.

It follows the removal of contents from a locker in Cookstown PSNI station. The locker belonged to Geoff Ellis, one of the three accused.

The case came up for review on Wednesday at Dungannon District Court.

The locker was allegedly emptied on 25 July, 2012, at Mr Ellis' request, by Harry McMahon, who was then a serving officer in Dungannon station.

A third officer, David Power, whose address was given as Sprucefield PSNI station, faces a similar charge.

During the hearing, Mr Ellis' address was given as Cookstown PSNI station.

No details were given in court about the contents of the locker or why taking them away would have constituted perverting the course of justice.

A preliminary inquiry will be held in April.

Lawyers for the three officers, meanwhile, told the court they wished to apply for anonymity orders.

A district judge will hear submissions relating to that application later this month.

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