Police involved in St Patrick’s incident in Derry moved to alternative duties

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Police in Derry have confirmed that two officers filmed lifting a drunk woman into a bus lay-by on St Patrick's Day have been moved from any duties that bring them into direct contact with the public.

The incident happened in John Street on St Patrick's Day.

Police say the decision to reposition the officers is without prejudice, and follows a recommendation from the Police Ombudsman's office which is investigating the incident.

23 year old Bridget Mongan admits being drunk at the time, but said the officers should have left her on the footpath.