Public urged to respond to witness appeal on killing of Newry IRA man

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has encouraged the public to engage with the Ombudsman’s witness appeal into the RUC killing of Colum Marks in Downpatrick in 1991.

Speaking to Newry Times, the South Down MP said, “This is welcome news for Colum’s family, friends and the wider community here in Downpatrick.


“IRA Volunteer Colum Marks was shot dead by the RUC when he was unarmed and could have been arrested.



“At the time a decision was taken not to prosecute anyone involved.

“It might be 27 years since Colum was killed but the unanswered questions have left a real sense of injustice and hurt with the Marks family,” he insisted.

“I would appeal to the public to engage with the Ombudsman’s witness appeal to help the family get to the truth of Colum’s killing.



“Alternatively, anyone with any information can contact the Ombudsman via the freephone witness appeal line, which is 0800 345 7106,” the local MP added.

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