Sister questions if murdered RUC men were used as ‘pawns’

David Andrew Johnston (30) RUC man killed in double murder in Lurgan. 16/6/97.

David Andrew Johnston (30) RUC man killed in double murder in Lurgan. 16/6/97.

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The sister of a police officer allegedly murdered with a gun imported to Northern Ireland after the IRA ceasefire by a senior Sinn Fein figure has said that she fears her brother was used as “a pawn”.

Celine Clarke, whose brother David Johnston was murdered while on patrol in Lurgan with John Graham in 1997, spoke after a BBC Spotlight revelation broadcast on Tuesday night carried allegations from a Florida gun-runner that he had started smuggling guns to the Province in 1995 at the request of Sean ‘Spike’ Murray.

The US smuggler, Mike Logan, has been granted immunity from prosecution by the US authorities.

 

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