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Raymond McCord Seeks EU Support

24 April, 2007


Speaking during the first of two days of lobbying activity in the European Parliament in Strasbourg with Raymond McCord, Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has called on the European Parliament to 'fully support Raymond McCord in
his campaign for justice'.

Ms de Brún said:

"The investigation by the Police Ombudsman, Nuala O Loan, sustained many of the allegations around the murder of Raymond McCord junior. In particular she found evidence of the involvement of at least one police agent in the
murder.

"The same police agent was centrally involved in at least ten other murders, drug dealing, armed robbery, extortion, assault, hijacking, conspiracy to murder and criminal damage, and was paid over £79,000 (110,000 Euro) while working for the police for 12 years,

"The Police Ombudsman's report is very clear in stating that these crimes were committed with the prior knowledge of the police.

"The purpose of Raymond McCord's visit to Strasbourg this week is to highlight the details of his case and to urge MEPs from all parties and countries to take up this issue.

"The European Parliament must fully support Raymond McCord in his campaign for justice." ENDS

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