Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has branded British Prime Minister Theresa May’s comments in Westminster yesterday in relation to legacy investigations as disgusting and deeply insensitive.
The party’s Justice spokesperson said:
“It is absolutely disgusting and deeply insensitive that Theresa May would repeat patently inaccurate claims that the only people being investigated over conflict-related deaths are British armed forces and police officers.
“The repetition of these remarks further compounds the hurt and offence felt by hundreds of families who have been bereaved by the British state forces.
“They are also demonstrably untrue as has been evidenced by official statistics and statements on legacy investigations.
“Theresa May should withdraw these hurtful comments immediately and set the record straight.
“She also needs to clarify if her government believe that British state forces should be above the law and whether the PSNI should no longer have an obligation to follow the evidence in respect of conflict deaths?”