Northern Ireland

PSNI officers face false statements trial

PSNI

Three police officers are to stand trial accused of perverting the course of justice by giving false statements in the course of an investigation.

Two of the officers are also accused of assault.

All three are accused of perverting the course of justice by giving a false statement about an incident outside a bar on 16 March 2013.

Two are further accused of assaulting a male on the same date.

The officers are Gareth Rankin, Amanda McIvor and John Law, whose addresses were listed as the PSNI station in Magherafelt.

During committal proceedings at Magherafelt Magistrates Court a judge supported a prosecution submission that there is a case to answer against all three officers.

They were remanded on £500 bail each and ordered to appear for arraignment at Londonderry Crown Court sitting on 13 September.