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PSNI must provide evidence to Brown inquest

9 January, 2015 - by Pat Sheehan

Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan has said the PSNI failed today to inspire confidence they will produce the evidence needed for the Sean Brown inquest to proceed in March.

 Mr Sheehan who attended today’s hearing said,

 “The coroner summoned senior PSNI officers to his court today. He wanted to find out what was causing the delays in providing the relevant information including a recent HET report to the coroner’s court.

 “I am however concerned the answers given by PSNI Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy doesn’t inspire confidence that the evidence will be made available for the inquest to start in March.

 “Which Superintendent Murphy outlined a recent lack of resource the PSNI have had this information for several years and it should have been prepared as evidence before now.

 “These delays are only adding to the trauma of the Brown family. The timetable being set out today by the PSNI of another three years is totally unacceptable.

 “The PSNI must set a deadline of March for presenting these files so that the inquest into the murder of Sean Brown can go ahead. 

 “It’s long past time for the Brown family to get access to the truth about what happened Sean.”

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