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Inspector used colleague’s weapon to take his own life at Ballymoney Police Station

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More details have emerged of the tragic incident at Ballymoney Police Station which led to the death of Inspector Peter Magowan on Monday.

The Irish News have reported that the 55-year-old officer used a colleague’s weapon to take his own life after his own was not returned to him after his return to work following a period of sick leave.

It is believed that the incident happened in the station’s toilets.

Commenting on the incident, Superintendent Tony Callaghan said :

“Police are investigating the sudden death of a 55 year old police officer in Ballymoney Police Station on April 18,”

“We are not treating the death as suspicious. The Police Ombudsman office has been informed.”

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