UVF guns must be decommissioned says Alliance

Alliance Justice spokesperson Stephen Farry MLA has responded to the news that the police have seized 70 guns and ammunition in a North Belfast house, which has been linked to the UVF, by stressing the importance of the decommissioning of all loyalist weapons under the proper process.

Dr Stephen Farry MLA said: “The scale of this weapons find is deeply troubling. It is simply not credible for any loyalist organisation to claim that they have put weapons beyond use on their own terms.

“We have a proven and verifiable process for weapons decommissioning through the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning. The UVF simply have to follow its protocol. It’s extremely important that pressure is focused on loyalist paramilitaries to decommission in a manner which is transparent and gives the wider community total confidence.”


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