Reward upped £150K for shot police officer info

March 8, 2023


An increased reward of £150,000 has been offered for information leading to the successful conviction of the attempted killers of a Northern Irish officer.

Det Ch Insp John Caldwell was shot in front of his son in the car park of a sports complex in Omagh, County Tyrone, on 22 February and remains in hospital. He is in a critical condition with life-changing injuries.

The Police Service of of Northern Ireland believe the shooting was carried out by the dissident republican group the New IRA.

Eight people arrested and questioned by police over the shooting have all been released.

The previous reward was £20,000 but Crimestoppers said unnamed donors in the province increased that to £150,000.


Det Ch Supt Eamonn Corrigan said the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) was “working relentlessly to bring those responsible to justice”.

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