Press Statement for Immediate Release

We confirm that our client, a 16 year old boy, who was cable tied and arrested from his home in Derry last night has now been unconditionally released.

Ciaran Shiels of Madden & Finucane said today:

“Our client was arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder police in Derry on 10th July and membership of a proscribed organisation.

“He was interviewed for exactly 14 minutes and not a shred of evidence was put to him because he had absolutely no involvement in respect of the matters for which he was arrested. We are now bringing him back to his home with his father.

“The circumstances of the arrest that was effected by heavily armed balaclava wearing police have been captured on film and will be the subject of civil proceedings for unlawful arrest, trespass to the person and a complaint to the Police Ombudsman.”