You couldn’t make it up, or could you?

This from the Sue Denham column in the Sunday Times:

Kevin Fulton, a former British agent, has been investigated by the policing ombudsman, the RUC, the PSNI, the IRA’s internal security department and the gardai. Now it’s the turn of, er, trading standards.

They are examining a complaint by the family of Eoin Morley, whose murder is described in Fulton’s autobiography Unsung Hero, that Fulton was one of the gunmen present. The Morleys are demanding that the book be re-classified as a work of fiction because Fulton has denied writing portions of the manuscript which appear to incriminate him.

The Morleys have been told that their complaint has been accepted and that the publishers will now be “advised of their obligations under the Trade Description Act”.

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