Kennedy urges Chief Constable to restore ‘badly shaken confidence’ of Kingsmills families

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Saturday, June 11th, 2016
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The Ulster Unionist Party’s Newry & Armagh MLA, Danny Kennedy, has called on the Chief Constable to take action to restore the ‘badly shaken confidence’ of the Kingsmills families in the judicial and investigative processes. kennedy5Speaking to Newry Times, Kennedy said, “This week I attended the Kingsmills Inquest and heard the evidence submitted by the (now retired) State Pathologists who gave very graphic accounts of the deaths of the innocent Protestant workmen. “It confirms my view that this was a barbaric act of sectarian savagery carried out by the Provisional IRA. “I share the view expressed by the Coroner Mr Sherrard that recent disclosures in the press have shaken the confidence of the families as to ‘who to believe.’
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May June 2016 updated“I believe the families do wish the Inquest to continue, but there is now a very clear onus on the Chief Constable and the PSNI to assert control of the fresh criminal investigation and ensure that the badly shaken confidence of the families and the sole survivor, can be quickly and urgently restored,” he added.
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