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Response to Hugh Orde comments on McCartney killing

1 March, 2005

Responding to comments made by the PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde today regarding the position of Sinn Féin in relation to the killing of Robert McCartney, South Belfast Assembly member Alex Maskey this afternoon said:

"The Sinn Féin position regarding this killing is very clear. We have repudiated it in the strongest possible terms.

"In relation to those who have information or evidence relating to the killing they should bring it forward through an avenue of their choice.

"Some people may well chose the PSNI as that avenue while others will choose to bring forward any information they may have to the family, a solicitor or some other authoritiy or reputable person or body.

"The PSNI themselves have recognised this reality when they produced a poster relating to the re-investigation of the killing of Sean Brown in Bellaghy calling on potential witnesses to adopt this approach." ENDS

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