Kennedy welcomes confirmation of date for inquest into Kingsmills massacre

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Community, Politics
Local MLA Danny Kennedy has welcomed news that a date has been set for an inquest to open into the Kingsmills massacre.

The bullet riddled van that carried the ten innocent victims of Kingsmill

Speaking to Newry Times, Kennedy said, “I welcome the news that the date of the 1st June next year has now been set for the inquest into the Kingsmills massacre. “I must pay tribute to Mr John Leckey for pursuing this case. While it is nearly forty years on, it remains important. A new inquest provides the opportunity for new information and detail to be brought to light. “The families and campaigners are to be congratulated on their dogged persistence in ensuring that Kingsmills has not disappeared from the public view. He added, “I have campaigned alongside them over the years and I am glad that they have finally received this news.”

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