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15 October 2000 Edition

Senior RUC officer confirms collusion claims

15 October 2000

In 1998, the Pat Finucane Centre (PFC) was approached by the families of three men who were killed in a loyalist gun and bomb attack on Donnelly's Bar, Silverbridge, on 19 December 1975. These families were seeking closure. Preliminary research pointed to the likelihood that there had indeed been collusion between members of the security forces and the UVF in this case. Subsequently, a former RUC officer from the area approached the centre and his views about the allegations were heard. Furthermore, a Chief Superintendent currently serving at RUC headquarters agreed to a meeting with representatives of the PFC and members of the Silverbridge families. Free article


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