“He also called a local solicitor and the Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MP MLA..”

So the Northern Ireland Executive semi-detached polit-bureau are ready for the responsibility of devolved policing and justice powers, are they? [new link] Máirtín has what he describes as a “disturbing statement” from the lobby group Relatives for Justice. And I agree. It is a disturbing statement. But not necessarily for the reasons Máirtín thinks. From the RFJ statement

Mr. Mallon, concerned for the welfare of Mr. Sherry, locked the car and remained inside with Mr. Sherry making a number of calls to alert people as to what was happening. He also called a local solicitor and the Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MP MLA – both of whom immediately contacted the PSNI including an Assistant Chief Constable to express their complaint and to end the situation. [added emphasis]

Adds Misleading Irish News report headline [new link] – “Victims’ campaigner contacts McGuinness after police search”. After?