Jimmy Burns in the FT says that British and Irish officials recognise the need for police to produce evidence to back up their allegations in the next few weeks. However this is likely to be problematic. Much of the activity associated with the heist took place in a committed Republican area, and as the Oversight commissioner notes in his latest report, there is no support for the police in such communities. Ergo, the police face a demand for evidence that can probably only arise from a community, represented democratically by Sinn Fein, which does not currently support the police. A nasty Catch 22.
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