Alliance comments on Claudy bombings report

Alliance Party Justice Spokesperson Stephen Farry MLA has commented following the publication of the Police Ombudsman’s report into the bombings in Claudy on 31 July 1972.

Stephen Farry MLA said: “This is a most troubling report which sheds light not just on one of the worst atrocities of the troubles but also more directly on how the incident was handled by the authorities and by the Catholic Church.

“While society has moved on dramatically and with in particular a new spirit of accountability, there are issues for the Government and the Church to respond to and to address.

“The Police Ombudsman by definition only look at certain aspects of incidents in the past. This report reinforces the need for a much more comprehensive process for dealing with the legacy of the past in a manner that promotes reconciliation and a shared future.”


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