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Supergrass system failed on all fronts

27 March, 2012 - by Raymond McCartney

Derry Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney said the several million pound cost of the recent supergrass trial was further proof that the system failed on all fronts.

Raymond McCartney, who is Vice Chair of the Justice Committee at the Assembly said:

“As we have previously said, the supergrass system failed in the past, has failed now and will do so in the future. It has also undermined the justice system and the work of the PSNI.

“Further use of it will not only continue to damage the public’s confidence in the administration of justice in the North but will also be a waste of tax-payers money.

“That is why Sinn Féin repeated its call today for the Justice Minister and the Attorney General to immediately launch a review of the legislation that permits use of this failed policy.”

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