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Kennedy seeks meeting to speed Kingsmills inquest

ULSTER Unionist MLA Danny  Kennedy has welcomed the Attorney General’s request that the Senior Coroner  reopen the inquest into the murder of John McConville, one of the 10 Kingsmills Massacre victims.

Mr Kennedy said: “I very much welcome the decision  of the Attorney General,  John Larkin QC, to request that the Senior Northern Ireland Coroner, John  Leckey, reopen the inquest into the murder of John McConville, who was murdered  on 5th January 1976 along with his nine work colleagues in the Kingsmills  Massacre.

“This is a welcome  development in pursuit of obtaining maximum justice for the relatives of  Kingsmills.

“However, given the current workload indicated by the Senior Coroner,  it is vital that this inquest should be brought forward to the earliest possible  date, and with this in mind I will be requesting a meeting with the Justice  Minister asking that the necessary resources are provided to the Coroner to  enable this case to be taken as soon as possible.

“I would also pay tribute  to all those individuals and groups, especially the family members of the  murdered men, who have campaigned for, and who continue to work to seek proper  and meaningful justice for, the Kingsmills families.”

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