Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:-
“Considering the Police Ombudsman made a finding of state and church cover-up in relation to the notorious Claudy bombing, it is astounding and utterly unacceptable that the police investigation has been abandoned.
“Such only adds to the unease resulting from the cover-up finding.
“This was a bombing involving the Provo priest whom McGuinness denied even knowing; then it turned out he had visited him. What else is McGuinness and other IRA leaders hiding over this wicked bombing. Now, it seems the PSNI isn’t even trying to find out. How many key republican figures have they interviewed? Having already been caught out lying over Father Chesney, has the PSNI ever bothered to quiz him about what he knows. I doubt it.
“Their haste to move on and forget about Claudy is symptomatic of a reluctance to investigate anything capable of disturbing ‘the peace process’.”