O’Neill to meet Chief Constable on UDA and courts’ failure
Sinn Féin Leader in the North Michelle O’Neill MLA will lead a party delegation into a meeting with the PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton tomorrow to discuss a range of issues including ongoing UDA activity and the PSNI’s continued failure to provide information to the courts.
Michelle O’Neill said:
“There is huge public disquiet about continued UDA activity and criminality which includes murder, drug dealing, extortion and intimidation.
“Sinn Féin asked for this meeting with the Chief Constable in the wake of the UDA murder of Colin Horner who was gunned down in front of his child in a Bangor retail park.
“This is the fourth killing carried out by the UDA in the last three years.
“Sinn Féin is also concerned about the ongoing failure of the PSNI to provide information to the courts in compliance with court orders following recent court judgements by Justice Stephens and Justice Treacy.
“Justice Treacy has made it clear that an overarching inquiry is required into the activities of the Glenanne Gang, which included a number of serving UDR and RUC members and which killed around 130 people including the murders of 33 people in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings in 1974.
“The PSNI is legally required to comply with court orders and its continued failure to do so has a potential impact on our ability to develop the necessary levels of confidence in our new policing dispensation.”