Dickson says Omagh trial collapse a tragedy for victims’ loved ones

Alliance Justice spokesperson Stewart Dickson has said the collapse of the prosecution case against a man accused of being behind the Omagh bomb is a tragedy for the victims’ loved ones.

He was speaking after the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) decided to withdraw the case against Seamus Daly from Jonesborough, who was accused of murdering 29 people in the 1998 explosion, as well as causing the explosion. He had denied the charges, which the PPS said there was no reasonable prospect of conviction for.

“My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of the Omagh victims, who are still suffering to this day. They deserve the truth about what happened that day and justice against those who carried it out. Many unanswered questions remain, leading to further heartbreak.

“We must continue looking at how best we can help victims, survivors and their loved ones – if the judicial system does not, such as in this case, then a proper process must be established, one which will resolves their issues fully.”

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