Colin Duffy questioned about Massereene murders…

THE Beeb and PA are reporting that Colin Duffy is one of the three people being questioned about the shootings of two soldiers last weekend. The Lurgan Mail reports that his house is also being searched. Duffy, a hate figure within unionism, was jailed but later acquitted of the murder of a UDR member in 1995. Duffy had also been charged with the June 1997 IRA murders of community police officers John Graham and David Johnston in Lurgan – the last policemen killed by republicans before this week. The charges were dropped, and it transpired a witness was a loyalist gunrunner. Recently, he has been a spokesman for republican group eirigi (pictured here at a recent protest against the Belfast homecoming parade for UK troops). In December, it was claimed by an anonymous security source that he had had an affair with murdered solicitor Rosemary Nelson, which has also been strongly denied.

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