IMC report on Bobby Moffett’s murder

The Belfast Telegraph is reporting that the Independent Monitoring Commission’s investigation into the murder of Bobby Moffett has concluded that his murder was sanctioned by the UVF leadership. From The Belfast Telegraph: The IMC has found that the UVF leadership decided Moffett should be shot to eliminate the threat he posed to individual members of the organisation and to send a wider message to the loyalist community that the UVF would not tolerate its authority being flouted. If anyone hoped …

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“It is very sinister in terms of the direction the UVF is taking as a group…”

The BBC report that, following a Policing Board meeting, Assistant Chief Constable Drew Harris has said that UVF sanctioning of the murder of Bobby Moffett was “an active line of enquiry”. Additionally, from the same BBC report ACC Harris said the UVF remained a coherent organisation. “The UVF remains very much an organised entity. “So I wouldn’t recognise a description which described them as being fractured in any way. They are a group which still has its own internal discipline intact.” …

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