PSNI officers disciplined for failing to find dead man’s body

Two PSNI officers who were called to the home of a missing person in Derry have been disciplined after failing to locate the man’s decomposing body inside the property.

In September 2008, a lady reported to the PSNI that she had not seen her neighbour for over a week, PSNI officers visited the premises twice and failed to discover the body.

It took a third search to discover the remains of the Strathfoyle man.

Foyle MLA Martina Anderson says it is a tragic case and lessons have to be learned: