The PSNI said yesterday that it was still investigating paramilitary trappings at a recent IRA commemoration parade in Castlederg.
The parade was held on August 11 to commemorate Tyrone IRA members, in particular two men from the town who died in Donegal 40 years ago when a bomb they were transporting to Castlederg exploded early.
In the parade’s aftermath there were calls for investigations by the Parades Commission and PSNI because of jeering from the parade at IRA victims, paramilitary-style uniforms, a banner featuring Armalite rifles and a Lambeg drum featuring masked men.
The PSNI said yesterday: “The investigation into alleged breaches of the Parades Commission determination is ongoing. Any alleged breaches will be thoroughly investigated and reported to the PPS and Parades Commission at the earliest opportunity.”
The commission said the allegations “are a matter for the PSNI” and said it would examine reports from monitors, along with other factors, when considering future parades.