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In pictures: Loughinisland families remember victims of UVF massacre

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Prime Minister David Cameron said everyone should co-operate with the Police Ombudsman, as an MP called for families to receive “truth and justice” on the 20th anniversary of a the Loughinisland massacre where six men were shot dead.

SDLP MP Margaret Ritchie spoke out yesterday as preparations were being made for a candlelit vigil and 20th anniversary Mass for victims’ of the atrocity.

Earlier the Very Rev Kieran Whiteford from St Macartan’s Church in the Co Down town said: “The 20th anniversary Mass will be held in our church at 7.30pm.”

Miss Ritchie said “all UK police services must co-operate fully with their oversight authorities both to the letter and the spirit” as part of the investigation into the killings.

Football supporters were watching the Republic of Ireland play Italy in the US in 1994 in The Heights Bar in the Co Down village when loyalist gunmen burst in and opened fire.

Six men were killed and five others were injured in the UVF attack.

No one has ever been charged with the murders but a renewed investigation has begun following a review of the case by the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Serious Crime Review Team.

 

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