Died =>10 March 1987
Force => Royal Ulster Constabulary
Rank =>Reserve Constable
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.