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Admission McGurk's bar investigation was biased welcomed

25 September, 2015 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann has welcomed the announcement by PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton that there was investigative bias in the original inquiry into the McGurk’s bar bombing.

 Ms McCann said,

 “The admission by the PSNI Chief Constable that the original investigation into the McGurk’s bar bombing was biased is welcome but it should never had to go to this stage.

 “The failure of then PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott to accept the Police Ombudsman’s report that there were serious failures in the original report has only added to the anguish of the families.

 “I would like to pay tribute to those families who have consistently fought this case with dignity.

 “There now needs to be an investigation into this atrocity which is complaint with the Article 2 of the European Human Rights Act’s Right to Life.

 “The families deserve to get to the truth of what happened to their loved ones.

 “If the mechanisms on the legacy of the past agreed at Stormont House last December are implemented in full then the proposed Historical Investigation Unit could take on the new investigation.”

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