25/10/2006

Policewoman released on bail after shooting colleague

A PSNI officer charged with the attempted murder of a colleague which she had an affair with, has today been released on bail.

Diane Marie Northcott, 40, whose address was given as Newtownabbey police station, appeared in Belfast High Court earlier today charged with shooting colleague Laurence Smyth in their place of work in September this year.

The High Court Judge, Lord Justice Campbell ordered the defendant to keep away from Mr Smyth and his family. He also said that she must report to police on a weekly basis.

Sergeant Smyth still remains in a serious condition in hospital.

(EF)


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