Following reports that the Police Ombudsman is to further delay publication of three reports on loyalist murders after the emergence of additional documentation from the PSNI, Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Raymond McCartney said:
“The revelations that three reports relating to killings by loyalist death squads will be delayed after the emergence of additional documentation is appalling and unacceptable.
“It’s important to remember it is the families of victims who are being let down once again.
“These families, many of whose loved ones were killed by loyalist death squads in collusion with the British state, have been waiting decades for truth and justice. Justice delayed is justice denied.
“Many people will see this as further evidence that the cover-up of the role of British State forces in the conflict in Ireland is systemic.
“Sinn Féin will be seeking an urgent meeting with the Chief Constable of the PSNI and the Police Ombudsman to discuss this latest failure to disclose information to his investigations and will be raising this at the Policing Board.”