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Noah claims Mother of Noah Donohoe hits out at PSNI witness statement after claims 'UDA disposed of body'

Fiona Donohoe took to Twitter claiming PSNI officer "took pleasure" in delivering a witness statement to her

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Noah Donohoe’s mother Fiona arrives at Laganside Courts in Belfast for a pre-inquest review hearing for the 14-year-old schoolboy, who was found dead in a storm drain in north Belfast in June 2020 (Niall Carson/PA)

Noah Donohoe’s mother Fiona arrives at Laganside Courts in Belfast for a pre-inquest review hearing for the 14-year-old schoolboy, who was found dead in a storm drain in north Belfast in June 2020 (Niall Carson/PA)

Noah Donohoe’s mother Fiona arrives at Laganside Courts in Belfast for a pre-inquest review hearing for the 14-year-old schoolboy, who was found dead in a storm drain in north Belfast in June 2020 (Niall Carson/PA)

The mother of tragic schoolboy Noah Donohoe has hit out at the PSNI claiming she was read a witness statement in which it it was alleged the UDA were tasked with disposing of the body of her son.

Last month we reported on how a former prisoner said a fellow inmate had broken down while the pair were incarcerated and admitted to killing Noah Donohoe.

When the Sunday World confronted the man who allegedly confessed to "killing Noah" last week, he denied any involvement and described his former cellmate as “delusional”.

Noah was found in a drain in the north Belfast area six days after he was last seen cycling through the city centre and making his way to the Northwood Road just off the Shore Road.

He was on his way to meet friends in the Cavehill area on June 21 of last year but never made it.

The coroner has so far found there was no evidence that anyone was involved in the death of the 14-year-old, however an inquest has been scheduled to begin into the St Malachy’s pupil’s death.

The PSNI have previously said they were making “progress” in terms of investigating the claim made by the prisoner which were raised last week at a pre-inquest review hearing at Belfast’s Laganside Courts.

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(The police officer's name has been redacted)

(The police officer's name has been redacted)

(The police officer's name has been redacted)

Since then, Fiona Donohoe has met with senior officers involved in the police investigation to address the claims made by the prisoner.

After the meeting Fiona took to Twitter, claiming the police had read a witness statement to her at that meeting in which it was alleged others were involved in the death of her son.

She alleges the person who made the statement alleged the "UDA were called to dispose of" Noah’s body.

She accused the police of reading the statement to her in order to "rile" her and claimed the officer reading the statement "took pleasure in reading it."

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In a further tweet, Ms Donohoe said: "Dare anyone expect me to take it easy… Explanations!!!! Arrests…"

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In response the police said they “take no pleasure” in passing on information which is distressing for family members.

The added: "While our investigation to date has not identified any evidence that supports the claims that have been made, we are committed to exhausting every investigative opportunity.

"Our officers recognise the suffering that comes with the loss of a loved one and take no pleasure in relaying information that is distressing. We are fully committed to finding answers for the Donohoe family."

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