On that ‘robbery’ in Meigh…

It is notoriously difficult to get a clear picture of any controversial happening in an area in which paramilitaries are active. The bare bones of the ‘robbery’ in Meigh in south Armagh are bizarre to say the least. According to the BBC two men broke into the victims house and “demanded money from the man before shooting him twice in the legs. The men left empty-handed and are believed to have made off in a vehicle.”

But we understand there is some disquiet in the area over the ‘robbery’ story. One uncorroborated version Slugger has heard casts the ‘robbery’ as a punishment shooting for an incident that took place in nearby Dromintee. That’s something Slugger is no position to confirm. But it seems no less plausible than the robbery story.

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