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Martin Kenny TD asks GSOC to investigate Pat Heeran case

10 November, 2016 - by Martin Kenny TD

Deputy Martin Kenny TD this week visited the offices of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman’s Commission to officially request that the Commision take over the investigation into the disappearance of Leitrim man, Pat Heeran, in October 2011.

Deputy Kenny said:

“It has been several years now since Pat’s disappearance, his family are still devastated and the community puzzled and concerned that a proper investigation has not taken place.

“I learned recently that new information has come to light regarding this case and I informed GSOC of this. I officially requested that GSOC take over the investigation, as it is my strong belief that the investigation team based in Carrick-on-Shannon has not fulfilled its responsibilities in this regard.

“In the public interest GSOC should take over this case and ensure that Carrick-on-Shannon gardaí are not involved in any of the follow-up to recent developments.

“Pat deserves the respect of a proper investigation into his disappearance or, as I and most people believe, murder.

“I will continue to do all I can to ensure that this happens, that this case is not neglected and that an adequate resolution is achieved.”

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