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Kennedy calls for new Kingsmills Investigation to proceed without delay

Ulster Unionist MLA Danny Kennedy has welcomed the fact that the police investigation into the murder of ten Protestant workmen in the Kingsmills massacre is to be re-opened following the discovery of new fingerprint evidence. The Newry & Armagh representative also cautioned that the investigation had to be fully resourced and completed as soon as possible.     

Mr Kennedy said:

“I welcome the discovery of new evidence which has led to the re-opening of the police investigation into Kingsmills.  

“Kingsmills was a brutal and barbaric crime and I sincerely hope that the police now have a realistic prospect of mounting a successful prosecution of some of those responsible.

“Bearing in mind that the inquest only opened last week, it is imperative that the police investigation is properly and fully resourced with a view to completing it as a matter of urgency.

“There is a saying that ‘justice delayed, is justice denied.’ The families and sole survivor have waited forty years and this fresh investigation must not be used in any way as a further delaying tactic to hamper their pursuit for maximum truth and justice.”

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