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.”