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Welcome for progress by Loughinisland families

21 February, 2012 - by Caitríona Ruane

South Down Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane has welcomed the progress made by the families of the Loughinisland massacre in their battle to get the Police Ombudsman’s report into the killings overturned.

The families have succeeded in winning a judicial review of the decision to deny them legal aid to challenge Ombudsman Al Hutchinson’s report that denied any state collusion into the killings of six men at the Heights Bar by a loyalist gang.

Caitríona Ruane said:

“This is a welcome decision for the families and one which will hopefully be successful when the judicial review is conducted.

“The Ombudsman’s investigation reached conclusions that were totally incompatible to the evidence produced which clearly pointed at collusion.

“It is essential that flawed report is overturned and Sinn Féin will continue to support the families in their search of the truth.” CRÍOCH/END

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