“I talked to Mark and assured him that he was not under threat from the UVF.”

The independent member of the Policing Board – as appointed by the Secretary of State for Wales etc – and leader of the UVF-aligned PUP, Dawn Purvis keeps digging, expanding on her previously noted quotes, has told Mark Thompson, director of the Relatives for Justice group, that he was not under threat from the UVF..

Ms Purvis said she had sought assurances that there was no threat. “I talked to Mark and assured him that he was not under threat from the UVF.”

More quotes from the BBC report

Mark Thompson, the director of victims’ group, Relatives for Justice was among those visited by police at the weekend.

He was warned of a “significant and substantial” threat to his life.

But Ms Purvis said she had sought assurances that there was no threat. “I talked to Mark and assured him that he was not under threat from the UVF.”

She added: “Under human rights legislation the PSNI are obliged to inform individuals if their details are found.

“After talking to the PSNI I understand their intelligence suggests that the individuals concerned are not under any threat.

“Certainly I have sought assurances that there’s no threat from any organisation to any of these individuals.”

As the UTV report puts it

Progressive Unionist Party leader Dawn Purvis, told UTV she had spoken to members of the UVF and they had assured her Mr Thompson was not under threat from the paramilitary organisation.


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