Interesting little detail that escaped our notice last Sunday. Chris Ward, the bank official arrested charged with complicity in the robbery of the Northern Bank has requested that he be moved to the Republican wing of Magherberry Jail. Alan Murray, “Ward (24), requested “separated” status at the top-security prison on Friday so he can be housed with IRA, Real IRA and Continuity IRA inmates while on remand. The Prison Service refused to comment last night on bank employee Ward’s request for “separated” status”.
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