Tuesday 17 October 2017

Leading republican Storey to sue PSNI over arrest

Northern chairman of Sinn Féin, Bobby Storey
Northern chairman of Sinn Féin, Bobby Storey

Ciara Treacy

One of the three leading republicans arrested in connection with the murder of Kevin McGuigan is taking civil action against the PSNI for unlawful detention and wrongful arrest.

Bobby Storey, who is Northern chairman of Sinn Féin, was arrested on Wednesday and questioned in relation to the murder of the former IRA member.

He was released unconditionally by detectives on Thursday. Mr Storey's lawyer, John Finucane, said he and his client would be suing the police authority "for unlawful detention and wrongful arrest".

"We are not talking about an arrest whereby the evidence is weak or whereby the evidence is disputed," said Mr Finucane.

"We are talking about an arrest for 35 hours, 11 interviews, where the evidence was non-existent."

Irish Independent

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