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Sinn Féin back Omagh Inquiry after damming judgement of police failures

20 December, 2007


Sinn Féin Policing and Justice Spokesperson, South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has supported the call for a public inquiry which can get to the truth about Omagh after the damning indictment of the police handling of the investigation in the verdict delivered by Justice Weir today.

Mr Maskey said:

"It is almost ten years since the horrific bomb attack in Omagh and people have lost all confidence that the police are ever going to put those responsible for this tragedy behind bars.

"The verdict delivered today by Mr. Justice Weir is a damning indictment of the police handling of the investigation from start to finish. I will be requesting a full report into the handling of the Omagh investigation, including the conduct of senior police officers at the next meeting of the policing board"

"Sinn Féin supports the call for the urgent establishment of a public inquiry which can get to the truth about Omagh." ENDS

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