Another Catholic family let down by the bigoted PSNI/RUC

Ms Davidson said: “They had spoken to a man who saw Damien in a “distressed”state, with no socks or shoes on, later that evening. He told the man he was running from people who were after him”.

Damien McFall (28) was found dead on April 26th
THE family of a Co Tyrone man have said they feel “let down” by the PSNI/RUC as they seek answers about his death more than three months ago.

Follow this link to find out more: https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3285716821508069&id=100002093504519&set=a.439170419496071&source=48The body of Damien McFall (28), who was from Dungannon but lived in Cookstown, was found in the early hours of April 26th in nearby Pomeroy. The father-of-three had been missing for three days when he was discovered on wasteland on Limehill Road, wearing just his boxer shorts. Heartbroken relatives said police informed them that no foul play was involved. However, when his remains arrived at the family home for a wake, they said they were “completely shocked” at his appearance – his face was swollen, there were strangulation marks on his neck and cuts all over his body. They claimed repeated efforts to speak to the PSNI/RUC about this have failed.“When my brother came home the left-hand side of his face was swollen and there were strangulation marks on his neck. He had been beaten. There were cuts all over his arms and legs” Stephanie Davidson Damien’s sister, Stephanie Davidson, said no explanation has been offered as to why her brother, who had become a father for the third time just a month before his death, was found almost naked or how he sustained his injuries. Relatives last saw the Dale Farm worker at the Dungannon home of his parents Michelle and Damien on April 22nd. Ms Davidson said they have spoken to a man who saw Damien in a “distressed” state, with no socks or shoes on, later that evening. He told the man he was running from people who were after him. Ms Davidson claimed the man had not been interviewed by the PSNI/RUC despite being the last person to see her brother. She said the PSNI/RUC “have not told us anything”. “We didn’t even get a family liaison officer,” she said. “We had one phone call. They asked questions about his life and we haven’t heard anything from that.

Repeated efforts to get answers on injuries to his body have failed says sister 

“When my brother came home the left-hand side of his face was swollen and there were strangulation marks on his neck. He had been beaten. There were cuts all over his arms and legs. “He had shaved a few days before and had his top off at mum and dad’s and that’s how we know there were no marks on him previously.” She said she has left “numerous messages trying to get hold of the police”. “They don’t speak about injuries or anything. We are sitting here now and it is nearly four months on and we are no better off. We don’t even know what happened. “It has been difficult. We do feel as if we have been let down. “My brother lost his life and there are no answers. We demand a thorough investigation into Damien’s death. “He was found with no clothes on. Somebody has to have seen something.”

Ms Davidson, who has appealed for anyone with information to come forward, said her family believe her brother had been “set with care” at the scene where he was found, given his position with his hands over one another across his stomach. “It is torture. It is a living nightmare. Every day it is the same questions going around in my head.” She said. “We believe my brother was murdered. We want justice for our brother and we will not stop at anything. I will die trying.” Asked by The Irish News about the case, Chief Inspector Michael McDonald said: “A post-mortem to establish the cause of death has been completed, and we are now waiting on toxicology results. “In the meantime, enquiries are ongoing and we will continue to liaise with the coroner’s office and keep Damien’s loved ones updated.”

With many thanks to: The Irish News and Marie Louise McConville -m.mcconville@irishnews.com

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A Media Blackout? – Stephen Nolan & The Noah Donohoe Affair – by Donal Lavery – Jude Collins

http://www.judecollins.com/2020/07/a-media-blackout-stephen-nolan-the-noah-donohoe-affair-by-donal-lavery/

Noah Donohoe: Jamie Shaw charged over ‘offensive’ video during search – BBC News

Sectarianism on any side is wrong ! Catholic or Protestant, Black or White is wrong !!

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Noah’s family deserve answers

Pro fide et patria

MORE than four weeks after 14-year-old Noah Donohoe went missing in North Belfast, it is alarming that so many aspects of his death remain unexplained.

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Noah’s body was found in a storm drain in the Shore Road area of the city on June 27th, six days after he disappeared while cycling in the area. Police said at the time they did not believe foul play was involved. However, suggestions that the St Malachy’s College student sustained concussion after reportedly falling from his bike, causing him to remove his cloths and suddenly enter the storm drain, were always difficult to understand. As The Irish News revealed last Friday, a postmortem examination found that Noah drowned but his family have been unable to confirm that the teenager suffered a head injury prior to his suspicious death.

The RUC/PSNI – are not accepted in the North of Ireland as impartial, They are the very same police force as before, Anti-Catholic & just as bitter.

Relatives were informed that a leaflet drop had been carried out by the PSNI/RUC in the district where he was last seen but it subsequently emerged that, while such an initiative was planned, it had not yet taken place. There will be considerable surprise that such a basic part of the investigation had not been completed fully three weeks after his body was recovered, and we have yet to be told how a backpack containing his laptop was passed to police.

The request from his family to view CCTV footage which apparently shows Noah cycling naked a short time before he entered the drain is also an entirely reasonable one. It will further be noted that police initially said they did not know why Noah had gone to North Belfast, leaving it to relatives to make it clear that he was on his way to meet friends in Cavehill County Park as part of a Duke of Edinburgh project. Anyone with the slightest piece of evidence about Noah’s movements should make sure that it is fowarded to police, and his family have said that the offices of the Relatives for Justice group are also readily available. There will be growing and justified concern over the uncertainty about the final moments of an intelligent and popular teenager who died in what can only be described as highly unusual circumstances. The public is entitled to expect that the missing elements of the tragic story of Noah Donohoe can be clarified, and the requests made by his grieving family addressed, as soon as possible.

With many thanks to: The Irish News OPINION piece for the original posting.

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North Belfast MP urges police: Be accurate on Noah

The PSNI/RUC have serious questions that need answered over the suspicious death of Noah Donohoe 

Noah Donohoe 14, who was found dead under suspicious circumstances six days after he went missing in North Belfast

AN MP has called on police to be “accurate in their information” after the PSNI/RUC contradicted what it had told the family of Noah Donohoe.

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John Finucane was speaking after The Irish News revealed that the 14-year-old, who went missing on June 21st, had drowned. Noah had not suffered a serious head injury, despite a theory put forward by the PSNI/RUC that he may have suffered concussion after a fall, causing him to remove his clothing. Noah’s body was found in a storm drain six days after he disappeared. The family were told by police this week that a leaflet drop had taken place in the area Noah was last seen to appeal for information.

Mount Vernon UVF 3rd Battalion North Belfast

The Irish News asked the PSNI for a copy of the leaflet and details of when door to door enquiries had taken place. A PSNI/RUC spokesperson said: “Police have not conducted a leaflet drop at this stage”. However, in a statement last night, police suggested that the leaflet confusion may have been a “misunderstanding.”

North Belfast MP John Finucane

Superintendent Muir Clarke said: “First and foremost my thoughts and those of my officers go out to Noah’s mother, Fiona, and the wider family circle at this extremely difficult time. “Police continue to investigate the tragic death of Noah on behalf of the coroner. “As is normal practice the coroner is the only person who can authorise the release of information in relation to the circumstances surrounding Noah’s death. “To support the current stage of the inquiry, Police are finalising a leaflet appealing for information, which we will distribute to households where the occupants were unavailable to speak to police during the initial stages when Noah disappeared. “We anticipate doing this in the following days.

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“We are aware of media reports stating that the family had been told this proposed leaflet drop had already been undertaken. This is not the case. “This may have arisen through a misunderstanding. Family liaison officers are continuing to work closely with the family and the coroner. “While respecting that this is a very painful time, police are in contact with Noah’s mother to ensure that she is up to date on the investigation.”

“The wider community needs to have confidence that everything that can be done is being done”  John Finucane 

Noah’s mobile phone was found in the early days of the investigation, but police had made a specific appeal for help in locating his green backpack. It contained his Lenovo laptop and was recovered several days later. Police said it was recovered following information from a member of the public. Police said it was recovered following information from a member of the public. The family were told that it was to be examined by forensic experts but have not been given any details since, nor have they been given any further details about the recovery. The family also revealed that Noah was travelling to Cave Hill country park to meet friends on the day of his disappearance, to do work towards a Duke of Edinburgh award.

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It is thought he may have taken a wrong turn from his home in South Belfast on his way to Cave Hill and ended up in North Queen Street, Shore Road area instead. Police were aware of this but did not tell the press or the public this during the search for Noah, leading to online speculation about where he was going on the day of his disappearance that caused distress to the family. Police also have Noah’s phone and laptop and the family are keen to have these returned to them, but have not yet been told if the PSNI/RUC have examined the GPS on the phone. The distressed family have instructed solicitor Niall Murphy of KRW Law and Relatives for Justice to help them get answers to a number of unanswered questions. “I support and reiterate the calls by the Donohoe family for information concerning Noah’s disappearance,” Mr Finucane said. “Fiona and her family have my full support as they seek answers to the many questions which remain. “Police need to be accurate in the information they provide publicly and privately to the family, and the wider community needs to have confidence that everything that can be done is being done.”

With many thanks to: The Irish News and Allison Morris SECURITY CORRESPONDENT a.morris@irishnews.com

Follow this link to find out more about Superintendent Muir Clarke: https://twitter.com/One_Shot_Paddy/status/1284492317991284738

Latest news on suspicious death of Noah Donohoe

Noah and his mum Fiona
Belfast teenager Noah Donohoe died as a result of drowning, a post-mortem examination has found. Image copyrightFAMILY

The 14-year-old went missing on 21 June. His body was found in a storm drain in north Belfast six days later.

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He was travelling to Cave Hill country park to meet friends on the day of his disappearance, the Irish News has reported.

A spokesperson for his family said the “post-mortem raises more questions than answers”.

Andree Murphy, from Relatives for Justice, told BBC News NI that the family are asking for anyone with information, particularly CCTV footage that might track his movements, to come forward.

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A small, private funeral service was held for the 14-year-old at St Patrick’s Church on Donegall Street in Belfast on 1 July.

Mourners lined the streets to pay their respect to the popular St Malachy’s College pupil.

‘Meeting friends’

According to the Irish News, Noah was doing work towards his Duke of Edinburgh award on the day he went missing and it is believed he brought his laptop to gain extra credits during his time off school.

A number of items belonging to him – including his black Apollo mountain bike and some clothing – were found during search operations.

Noah’s phone and laptop were also recovered by police and the family are keen to have these returned to them, the Irish News said.

They have not yet been told if the PSNI have examined the phone’s GPS, the newspaper added.

The family believe the phone’s mapping system may have information on the final movements of the teenager. The disappearance of the grammar school pupil caused a widespread outpouring of grief and sympathy.

Supt Muir Clark said that police “continue to investigate the tragic death of Noah on behalf of the coroner.”

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He said police were finalising a leaflet appealing for information.

It will be distributed to households where the occupants were unavailable to speak to police during the initial stages when Noah disappeared.

“We are aware of media reports stating that the family had been told this proposed leaflet drop had already been undertaken. This is not the case. This may have arisen through a misunderstanding,” he said.

“While respecting that this is a very painful time, police are in contact with Noah’s mother to ensure that she is up to date on the investigation,” he added.

Noah playing the guitar on Mother’s Day
In his death notice, Noah’s family said his “beautiful, pure young soul fills the hearts of his mother Fiona, his aunts Niamh and Shona, their beautiful children and his uncle Gearoid”.

In a tribute to those who helped to search for the schoolboy, the message added: “Noah’s love was great enough to reach the selfless hearts of north Belfast and beyond as they showed overwhelming compassion and empathy in bringing Noah home. Love has no boundaries.”

The Donohoe family say a clip of Noah playing the guitar on Mother’s Day is how he should be remembered.

Ms Murphy has again appealed on behalf of the family for anyone with information to come forward.

“We would like to make another appeal to the public, on behalf of the family, please bring forward any information they may have, particularly any CCTV on the evening of Fathers Day,” Ms Murphy said.

With many thanks to: BBC NewsNI for the original story 

FAQ: Police Ombudsman’s Office NI; Urgent. RE: Police Investigation and handling of Noah Donohee’s Disappearance and Death

Compliant made to the Police Ombudsman of NI regarding the disappearance and suspected murder of Noah Donohoe by the illegal loyalist organisation of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)

Tragic teen Noah Donohoe
Flowers on the gate of Saint Malachy’s College as people pay tribute to Noah
To the Police Ombudsman NI, I am writing to you to file this complaint as a very concerned member of the public who would like to request a robust and thorough investigation of the PSNI handling of the above case given certain anomalies which I feel exist in what the Police have stated in public about this disappearance and death of a young Catholic teenager- which to many people in the population, whom the ‘public interest’ clause applies to, find most unusual and distressing. I particularly would like for your investigation to probe the Police regarding the following matters; 1. Did the police not approach or warrant any neighbouring or nearby businesses and homes with CCTV, aside from the limited footage provided freely by a member of the public residing in the area, regarding the tracing of Noah’s cycle route and in seeking to verify for sure if he really did fall off his bicycle as reported by an anonymous member of the public? If not, why? 2. Did the police make any enquiries as to whether some recent sectarian attacks and activities in that area against Nationalist/Catholic Youths were linked or relevant to the disappearance and death of Noah? 3. Did the police only come the following day after someone had reported finding his bicycle, and if so, why did they leave it when this was such a pressing matter and piece of evidence? Did the Police obtain a check for finger prints on the bicycle? 4. Did the police do any finger print checks on any other items of Noah’s that actually were recovered? I ask as well if finger print checks were conducted in and around the location of his remains? 5. What medical evidence, if any, was sought to rule out “foul play” when the young man was seen naked, apparently after falling off of his bicycle? Please confirm. 6. If a helmet was present, then how do the police rule out foul play on the basis that they suspect it was a head injury from falling off of his bicycle? And were any checks conducted on the person who claimed this is what had happened to Noah, including potential links to paramilitaries? 7. Have any police informants in the area been approached for information given the widespread disbelief by the public that this was not sectarian related? 8. Have the police looked into the fact that recent suicides have occurred of at least one, but potentially other, teenage children of known Loyalists (and suspected by the public, police informants/state agents from that area where Noah was found dead)? 9. Did the police consider any precedent cases of missing youngsters who were later found to have been murdered? If so, which? The Sonia Forsythe case from 1991 being just one that could have been flagged up. 10. Were the homes of any registered sex offenders even searched in the area? Or warrants obtained to do so? 11. Were any “special branch” police officers with a history of dealing with police informants/state agents involved in the case regarding Noah? 12. Were there any warrants issued to search properties in the vicinity and if so how many? If there were any at all issued, as that is how it seems? 13. Were there any former RUC Officers/personnel now working for the PSNI, who were involved in this investigation? 14. Was there any effort made to ensure that this was a religiously balanced and send notice police investigation by way of the demographic community membership/identity of the Officers involved? 15. Why did a Senior Officer state that no “foul play” was suspected prior to an autopsy even being performed? Surely this is prejudicial and a very grave assumption to make in advance of proper ‘due process’? 16. Were the family of Noah informed of their right to a private post mortem investigation on the cause of death? 17. Did any Police Informants supply information connected to Noah’s disappearance and death during or after the investigation? 18. Were any efforts made to obtain finger prints and maximum forensic evidence of the specific location in which his remains were discovered? 19. Were any known paramilitaries in that area or surrounding areas questioned in connection with Noah’s death and disappearance? 20. Can the PSNI rule out categorically to a probe by your office that no state agents or police informants (or associates thereof) were involved in Noah’s death and disappearance? 21. Is the PSNI investigation now closed given that the remains were returned to the family and a funeral has taken place? If so, why did this happen in advance of an autopsy or a wider public campaign for information into the potentiality of “foul play”? 22. Were specialist Officers from neighbouring UK jurisdictions consulted at all during this search and investigation? If so, what was the nature of their advice? And why were they not directly brought in to the vicinity to look into the case when the UK has more experienced police experts in this field? 23. Were there any items of clothing or belongings that could have identified the religious background of Noah to locals in that vicinity? 24. Have the PSNI investigated any social media activity that may have led Noah to that area? If not, why? 25. At what date and time were specialist sniffer dogs used in the investigation? 26. Did the PSNI at all consider the prospect of a racial crime having been committed in the disappearance and death of Noah? Like many concerned people across this city, I would like an impartial and objective investigation to be launched independently by your office and under your remit because few people have confidence in either the PSNI’s handling or conclusions regarding this case. I would ask that you seek to act as quickly as possible to obtain this information and collate it together into a report that will satisfy the public interest clause. I suspect that there has been a potential miscarriage of justice in all of this, however, if the PSNI have acted professionally and with rigour and impartiality then surely they will have every desire to cooperate fully with your probe. If the Police are to expect the full confidence of the entire population then they must subject themselves to the fullest standards of accountability possible therein to obtain it.
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