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Threats and counter threats only adding to trauma of families

28 August, 2015 - by Alex Maskey

Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has said that he is aware of threats and counter threats being issued over the deaths of Jock Davison and Kevin McGuigan and this is only adding to the anguish of both families.

 Mr Maskey said,

 “The only way to get justice for the McGuigan and Davison families is to allow the PSNI to carry out a thorough investigation into their murders.

 “I am aware of heightened tensions in the area as rumours of threats and counter threats are circulating and these threats only add further hurt and trauma to all those involved with the families and are counter productive to any investigation.

 “This is a time for calm heads and anyone who thinks that taking the law into their own hands will resolve the situation are mistaken as they will only add to the grief of both families.

 “Political and community leaders need to show leadership to help reduce tensions within the area.

 “Every citizen is entitled to due process and it’s incumbent on all of us including the press to ensure that what we say is measured and does fuel speculation.

 “I would again appeal to anyone who has any information to bring it forward to the PSNI and allow them to bring the killers of both men to justice.”

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