Speaking after the Director of Public Prosecutions announced the review, the Foyle MLA said;
“The Director of Public Prosecutions has said there will be an independent review of these cases and that is to be welcomed.
“The review will be carried out by an independent legal expert and that is entirely appropriate as these are sensitive legal issues that need to be dealt with professionally.
“It will also examine whether any lessons can be learned from the way this has been handled to date.
“The needs of victims must always be paramount in dealing with cases of this nature.
“I look forward to the completion of this review.”