Noah Donohoe's mum Fiona calls for all police files on his death to be released
"We are still standing here with more questions than answers."
The mother of a schoolboy who was found dead in a Belfast storm drain last year has called for all police files relating to the investigation into his death to be released.
Speaking last night at a rally in north Belfast on what would have been Noah Donohoe's 16th birthday, his mum Fiona demanded more transparency from the PSNI regarding their investigation.
“This should be Noah’s sweet 16th today and he should be standing with me celebrating,” Ms Donohoe said, per reports.
“But there is nothing sweet about standing here today fighting for answers for Noah. We are still standing here with more questions than answers.
“Why I am angry is when they have called no foul play, why are they saying they can’t give over four files of information and facts?”
Several hundred people were reportedly in attendance to support the Donohoe family's search for answers, with many holding placards calling on authorities to release all material relating to the case.
From Beautiful Noah and myself.Thankyou everyone who volunteered their time this evening to #RememberNoah in the freezing cold.Those who gave the lighting the microphones, the stewards The beautiful talented young musicians who played through bitter cold.
Noah would be so humbled
— FIONA DONOHOE (@FIONADONOHOE2) November 25, 2021
Noah's body was found in a storm drain in north Belfast last June, six days after he went missing. He had been due to meet friends and cycled from his home in south Belfast through the city centre prior to his disappearance.
He was just 14 years old.
Earlier this month, an inquest into his death originally scheduled to begin in January of next year was postponed after legal representatives for the Donohoe family raised concerns that the PSNI were seeking to redact information in four files relating to their investigation.
A senior officer told a meeting of the Policing Board that the coroner would assist in assessing what findings are relevant to the inquest and what should go forward for public interest immunity.