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Outcry Noah Donohoe's mum Fiona demands PSNI release secret info on son's death as cops seek injunction

Fiona says she's prepared for anything, even if that means PSNI is forced to divulge details about informants

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ACC Bobby Singleton accepts the petition from Fiona and Niamh Donohoe

ACC Bobby Singleton accepts the petition from Fiona and Niamh Donohoe

ACC Bobby Singleton accepts the petition from Fiona and Niamh Donohoe

Noah Donohoe's mum Fiona says she's prepared for anything in her search for the truth over her son's death.

And even if that means the PSNI is forced to divulge details about its informants, then so be it.

Fiona is also demanding to know why the police changed position on Noah's death from what she says is one of 'No foul play' to 'We have something we don't want you to see'.

It's nearly two years since the 14-year-old St Malachy's schoolboy was found dead in a storm drain in the Shore Road area of Belfast.

He had been missing from his home near the Ormeau Road for six days.

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Fiona Donohoe the mother of Belfast schoolboy Noah has urged the PSNI to release "all the information" relating to her son’s death

Fiona Donohoe the mother of Belfast schoolboy Noah has urged the PSNI to release "all the information" relating to her son’s death

Fiona Donohoe the mother of Belfast schoolboy Noah has urged the PSNI to release "all the information" relating to her son’s death

 

On Friday, Fiona's friends and supporters turned out in their hundreds to stand in protest outside the PSNI HQ at Knock.

They were objecting to police attempts to secure an injunction against the release of sensitive material relating to Noah's inquest proceedings.

Fiona said she and her family were demanding the police release every detail in relation to her son's death.

Fiona told the Sunday World: "We are getting closer and closer to the truth. But I don't know why the PSNI is holding things back. Even if it's to do with informants, then we need to know."

As supporters repeatedly chanted, 'tell the truth, tell the truth', passing motorists and lorry drivers blasted their horns in loud support.

"This is damaging for the police," said Fiona.

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Noah Donohoe

Noah Donohoe

Noah Donohoe

 

And she vented her fury at the recent disclosure that the PSNI hid four sensitive files, which should have been made available to the Coroner's Inquest in relation to Noel's death.

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"They are doing more damage by hiding files. I mean if there's nothing to see, then there's no reason to be hiding files. There's absolutely no reason at all."

And Fiona also said the police had still to come up with an adequate explanation as to why the files were secret.

 

"All they told us was, there's sensitive material, there's miscellaneous material, statements and police methodology. What is in there? We need to know. We need to see what those files contain.

"All that needs to be scrutinised. If it is four files or one sentence that's being hidden, then I want to see it - even if it's just a single sentence," she said.

Fiona's sister Niamh - who also attended Friday's protest - said: "The missing files just confirmed our worst nightmare. Every time we get closure, we see something else.

"With the information we have, we can see there's something wrong and that something terrible obviously happened.

"Missing files just added to that suspicion. It's horrendous," she said

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Fiona Donohoe (L)  the mother of Belfast schoolboy Noah, and her sister Niamh (R), have urged the PSNI to release "all the information" relating to Noah's death

Fiona Donohoe (L) the mother of Belfast schoolboy Noah, and her sister Niamh (R), have urged the PSNI to release "all the information" relating to Noah's death

Fiona Donohoe (L) the mother of Belfast schoolboy Noah, and her sister Niamh (R), have urged the PSNI to release "all the information" relating to Noah's death

 

The family have collected nearly 300,000 signatures in support of their demands to have the missing files opened.

And they are being backed by some of the biggest names in showbusiness.

Chat show anchorman Eamonn Holmes - who was brought up a short distance from where Noah went missing - is fully behind the campaign, as is Dublin singer Imelda May and actress Bronagh Waugh.

Assistant Chief Constable Bobby Singleton left his office in the PSNI HQ to meet the Donohoe family and accept the petition.

But before doing so, he told the Sunday World: "We just want to do our best for Fiona and the family."

hjordan.media@btinternet.com

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