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Kennedy demands action to counter latest Kingsmills Inquiry delay

The Inquest into the Kingsmills Massacre has been delayed once again due to the lack of a coroner.

And Ulster Unionist MLA Danny Kennedy has demanded action from the Justice Minister following the latest setback.

Mr Kennedy, who is his Party’s candidate for Newry & Armagh in the forthcoming Westminster Election, said: “The news that the Inquest into the murder of 10 workmen at Kingsmill in 1976 has been delayed because there is no coroner to hear it, is the latest in a long line of blows to the families of the dead men and the survivor Mr Alan Black.

“Justice has been denied for almost 40 years and it is totally unacceptable that this Inquest should be delayed further due to the unavailability of a coroner. I am calling upon the Justice Minister to take steps to ensure this matter is urgently referred to the relevant authorities so that action can be taken as soon as possible.

“This was one of the most shocking and cruel events of the Troubles and the Inquest must be treated with the seriousness this crime merits.”

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