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Kelly raises Sean Brown inquest delays at Policing Board

19 February, 2015 - by Gerry Kelly

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has said the PSNI delays to the inquest into the murder of GAA official Sean Brown are unacceptable. 

Speaking after raising the issue at a meeting of the Policing Board, Mr Kelly said; 

"At today's meeting of the Policing Board's performance committee we challenged the deputy chief constable over the ongoing delays over the inquest of Sean Brown, who was shot deal by loyalists in Bellaghy in 1997, and other coronial inquests. 

"We were given reasons for the delays but that does not change the fact that the delays are unacceptable. The Brown family are waiting almost 18 years on an inquest and have suffered 24 delays so far.

"I and the other Sinn Féin Policing Board members made it clear to the deputy chief constable that the family of Sean Brown and other families deserve justice. They have already waited too long. 

"These families are entitled to justice and it is totally unacceptable that they have had to face continual delays. 

"Sinn Féin will continue to support the Brown family and others in their campaign for access to truth and justice." 

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