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Last Updated: Friday, 21 April 2006, 13:44 GMT 14:44 UK
Orde to face shooting questions
Shooting scene
The police shot dead Steven Colwell at a checkpoint
The Policing Board will question Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde about the police shooting of a man in Ballynahinch last Sunday.

Steven Colwell, 23, was shot by an officer at a checkpoint just outside the police station in Church Street.

In a statement the board's chairman, Sir Desmond Rea, extended his condolences to the family.

He also said it was a "traumatic event" for the officers involved. The board will meet Sir Hugh on 3 May.

Sir Desmond said on Friday that the investigation into the incident was a matter for Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan and her team, and the board would await her report.

"The board will carefully consider the findings of this report and any recommendations arising from it," he said.

Police fired a number of shots at the stolen car containing six people after they apparently refused to stop at a checkpoint.

Mr Colwell, who had an address in Main Street, Cullybackey, but who was originally from Belfast, died in the incident.

Three men and two women who were also in the car have been released on bail and have been questioned by the ombudsman.


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