DUP seeking clarity over Shankill bomb claims

Jeffrey Donaldson said he was sceptical of the claims

Jeffrey Donaldson said he was sceptical of the claims

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Senior DUP members expect to meet PSNI chiefs to “get to the bottom of reports” that a police informer had informed the RUC about the Shankill bomb prior to the atrocity.

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has spoken of his “scepticism” that details about the informer were revealed in documents stolen during the 2002 Castlereagh PSNI station break-in after the Chief Constable George Hamilton also dismissed claims that the RUC had advanced warning of the 1993 Shankill bombing.

Speaking at an event at Queen’s University in Belfast on Tuesday, Mr Hamilton said he was “100 per cent convinced that the police service at the time had no knowledge of the Shankill bombing that could have prevented it from happening”.

Mr Donaldson said: “Obviously we want to get to the truth but we would be sceptical at the moment because of the source that this is coming from.

“So we will be raising this with the police to try and get more clarity around this.”