Peter Nesbitt

Died =>10 March 1987

Force => Royal Ulster Constabulary

Rank =>Reserve Constable

Age =>32

Cause =>Homicide - Bomb

Duty Status =>On Duty

Fatally injured by a remote-controlled terrorist bomb hidden in a derelict shop and detonated when his patrol arrived to respond to reports of a robbery at a sweet shop. It later transpired to be a hoax report with the sole purpose of luring RUC officers towards the bomb planted at the corner of Woodvale and Crumlin Road, Belfast.


Constable Nesbitt’s funeral was later attacked by a terrorists who detonated a bomb injuring four RUC officers.

Roll of Honour Citation

Fatally injured by the explosion of a terrorist bomb near a crime scene.