'Tell the courts, not the papers'

In the Belfast Telegraph, Robert McCartney’s sister Catherine gave a straight-forward response to Gerard Davison’s comments in the press yesterday – “He seems very keen to exonerate himself. The best way to do that is in court, not in a newspaper”. The lack of statements, from those already questioned, has also been highlighted by the PSNI, “Of the 10 people that have been arrested, they have exercised their legal right to remain silent and not to engage with us during the interview process”. The Police Ombudsman, meanwhile, has confirmed that her investigators “are just putting a small offer that we will take statements, nothing more”, and that once any statements had been handed over to police her role would end.

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