Northern Ireland

James McDonagh murder: Police officer charged in Toomebridge inquiry

James McDonagh
Image caption James McDonagh died in hospital after being assaulted in Toomebridge

A policewoman has been charged with a number of offences in connection with the murder of a man in County Antrim.

James McDonagh, 28, died in hospital on 11 January from head injuries after being assaulted outside a nightclub in Toomebridge.

The officer, 33, faces two counts of perverting the course of justice and a charge of withholding information.

The BBC understands she has been suspended from the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

She will appear at Magherafelt Magistrates' Court later this month.

A 24-year-old man has been charged with Mr McDonagh's murder.

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