Massacre survivor appeals to UVF murderers

Scene of the massacre
Scene of the massacre

A call has been made by a survivor of the Loughinisland massacre, in which six men were shot dead by the UVF, for those responsible to come forward.

Colm Smyth was shot four times as he sat with friends in the Heights Bar watching the Republic of Ireland play Italy in the World Cup on June 18, 1994.

Speaking to Radio Ulster yesterday, Mr Smyth said he did not feel bitter towards those responsible for the killings. No one has ever been convicted of the atrocity.

He said: “The shame and the guilt that they carry must be a thousand times worse. There’s nothing I could do to the men that carried out the atrocity that will ever come close to what they’ve felt every day of their lives since that.”