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Murder victim Paul Quinn’s father finds toxic fuel waste burning near border

Three cubes of laundered fuel waste were set on fire close to the border – polluting the air and environment with cancer-causing toxins.

And the pods, near Crossmaglen, about two miles from the border, were still smouldering yesterday (Saturday).

Paul Quinn (inset) and the farm he was beaten to death on in county Mongahan

Paul Quinn (inset) and the farm he was beaten to death on in county Mongahan

As he travelled from his home in Cullyhanna to Crossmaglen, Stephen Quinn, whose son Paul was beaten to death in 2007, spotted the burning waste.

The family have insisted that the Provisional IRA were responsible for killing the 21-year-old from Cullyhanna, who was lured to a farm building in Co Monaghan before being beaten and tortured.

Monday past marked the eighth anniversary of his death and Mr Quinn’s parents, Stephen and Breege, believe his killers are the same people who have been profiting from the illegal fuel trade and dumping and burning laundered waste in border areas.

Paul’s mother Breege told the Sunday Independent newspaper: “The same people who put that there on the road, they’re the same ones. They’re at it day in, day out. They don’t care about the people.”

His father Stephen added: “There was three cubes on the road and they were pushed off into the ditch and set on fire. They must have been dumped there on Monday night. It has been burning there since Tuesday.

“You can be damn sure it’s the same people. It’s the Provos doing this and everyone knows it but they’re too afraid to speak out. These bastards are poisoning the people and no-one’s doing a thing about it.”

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