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McCartney calls for full explanation into Magahberry 'error'

1 October, 2010 - by Raymond McCartney

Sinn Féin MLA (Foyle) and deputy Chair of the Assembly’s Justice Committee Raymond McCartney has called on the Justice Minister David Ford to explain how a man accused of rape was release from Maghaberry Prison, ‘in error’.

Speaking today Raymond said;

“This is yet another issue of concern raised within the Justice system here in recent times.

That a man accused of such serious offences could be released through ‘error’ does little to reassure those many victims of crime who already lack significant confidence in the justice system.

The Minister needs to explain fully how this incident occurred and also what measures will now be put in place to ensure there is no repeat of this kind of incident in the future.

I will be raising this issue directly with David Ford and also through the Justice Committee.” CRÍOCH

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