Wednesday 7 December 2016

'Justice has eluded us'- IRA victim's sisters

Ian Mallon, Jim Cusack and Paul Williams

Published 07/05/2015 | 02:30

Catherine McCartney (left) and Paula, who say they did not want justice for their brother Robert down the barrel of a gun
Catherine McCartney (left) and Paula, who say they did not want justice for their brother Robert down the barrel of a gun
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The sisters of Robert McCartney say their campaign for justice has ended after the murder of former IRA commander Gerard 'Jock' Davison, who they believe gave the fatal order to kill their brother.

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"We wanted Jock to face justice in a courtroom, not down the barrel of a gun," said Catherine McCartney. "But the type of justice we hoped for has eluded us."

'Jock' Davison (48) was shot during the execution-style attack in Belfast on Tuesday.

It is understood several motives for Davison's murder are under consideration. A man who was a friend of McCartney was arrested yesterday then released without charge.

But informed sources in Belfast say it was to divert attention from claims the murder was carried out by dissidents.

A source described the approach as a "ludicrous smoke screen" by the police.

Later last night a 27-year-old man was arrested by the PSNI.

Irish Independent

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