Issue 2 - 2024 200dpi

12 December 2002 Edition

Barefaced liars : PSNI forced to admit mob attack never happened

12 December 2002

The PSNI in Lurgan has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown by a Sinn Féin councillor, admitting that its claims of an attack by a several hundred-strong mob on Lurgan PSNI barracks on All-Ireland Sunday were "incorrect". Free article

Colombian official ripped Paul Hill's passport

12 December 2002

Former miscarriage of justice victim Paul Hill had pages ripped out of his passport by a security offial at Bogota airport last week. Hill had travelled to Colombia as part of a delegation of Irish observers at the trial of the three Irishmen known as the Colombia Three. Free article

SF warns people have been disenfranchised

12 December 2002

A Sinn Féin delegation met on Wednesday with the Electoral Commission in Belfast to discuss concerns at the large numbers of people across the North of Ireland who have been left disenfranchised by their omission from last week's newly published electoral register. Free article

PSNI were heavyhanded in Derry - McLaughlin

12 December 2002

Sinn Féin's Mitchel McLaughlin has accused the PSNI of using heavy handed tactics in its handling of the Apprentice Boys Lundy parade in Derry City on Saturday 7 December. Free article


Loyalist killer questioned about sectarian attack

12 December 2002

A loyalist convicted of the murder of his girlfriend was questioned about a sectarian shooting just weeks before the killing of Julieanne Osbourne it has emerged. Free article

Unionist politicians blamed for Antrim harassment

12 December 2002

A Sinn Féin councillor is linking the latest upsurge in loyalist attacks and PSNI harassment of Catholics youths in Antrim Town to a recent statement from two unionist politicians who called for "increased policing" in the Brantwood and The Folly areas of the town. Free article

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