Local belief that Loyalist Paramilitaries are behind Tobermore murder
Sinn Féin Assembly member for Mid-Ulster Geraldine Dougan has said that there is a growing belief that loyalist paramilitaries were behind the murder in Tobermore over the weekend.
Ms Dougan said:
"There is a fair degree of anger within the local community at the events in Tobermore on Friday night and the subsequent reporting of the incident as a hit and run accident.
"There is now a growing belief amongst local people that loyalist paramilitaries were responsible for this murder. It appears from eye witness accounts that the victim got into a dispute inside the club with a local loyalist leader. He was then dragged outside a viciously beaten in front of the rest of his friends before being thrown in front of a passing car.
"Local people I have spoken to are bemused at the line initially taken by the PSNI that this was a hit and run accident when it appears to have been common knowledge that this man had been the victim of a brutal assault by loyalists and are openly questioning the motivation behind this action." ENDS