Coroner in request for Pat Finucane documents


Pat Finucanesource: Belfast Telegraph
published: 4 August 2014

A coroner’s bid for information from an official review of the Pat Finucane murder is being considered by the Government, an inquest has been told. It involves the death of Gerard Slane (27), a father-of-three shot by the UDA at his home at Waterville Street, west Belfast, in 1988.

Prime Minister David Cameron ordered a review by Sir Desmond de Silva into the murder of solicitor Mr Finucane, which also touched on the Slane case.

The Slane family’s solicitor has said previous probes into alleged security force collusion with loyalists, including the De Silva report, had already revealed material.

Coroner Suzanne Anderson’s office wrote earlier this year to the Northern Ireland Office and Cabinet Office about De Silva and an earlier probe into collusion carried out by Judge Peter Cory, barrister Ronan Daly said.

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