First Minister contacts Prime Minister

It’s not yet on-line but online here for today [RealPlayer file. Live report 8mins 20 secs in], in his live report from Stormont on BBC NI’s 6.30pm Newsline programme, Mark Devenport reported that the First Minister, the DUP’s Ian Paisley, has contacted the UK’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown to seek an assurance that there would be full support from No. 10 wherever the investigation into the killing of Paul Quinn led. He also quoted “one source” telling him that the killing was “not sanctioned”.. although he emphasised that the investigation was at an early stage. Adds The BBC now reports that contact, and the First Minister’s comments, echoing mostly the statement Fair Deal pointed to in the comments zone below.