Ombudsman investigates senior PSNI officer

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The Police Ombudsman's Office has confirmed it is investigating claims that a senior police officer tried to get a colleague's shoplifting case dropped.

It is believed the alleged theft happened at a shop in Sprucefield in January.

The store's management raised concerns about what they said were "actions taken during the incident".

Police said they then referred the case to the ombudsman.