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Thursday 22 February 2018

Finucane murder report given to David Cameron

Michael McHugh

A MAJOR review into the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane has been handed to the British Prime Minister.

David Cameron is to make a statement in the House of Commons tomorrow about the controversial death.

The Catholic father-of-three was shot dead when loyalist UDA/UFF gunmen used sledgehammers to burst in through the front door of his home in north Belfast in February 1989.

His widow, Geraldine, has vowed to keep up a campaign for a full public inquiry into the gun attack regardless of the findings of the review.

Members of the family are expected in London for the publication of the 500-page report.

A review into the 38-year-old's murder, carried out by Sir Desmond de Silva, is due to be published tomorrow, when a formal statement will be made by the Prime Minister.

Mr Cameron has previously accepted that collusion took place and apologised to the Finucane family.

But Mr Finucane's widow and relatives have been critical of the £1.5 million review ordered by the Prime Minister, claiming it falls short of the full public inquiry they demanded.

Sir Desmond has already said that his report will include previously highly-classified documents relating to the murder.

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