Man released in INLA funeral probe

Peggy O'Hara funeral
Peggy O'Hara funeral

A Londonderry man arrested in connection with dissident republican activity surrounding the wake and funeral of Peggy O’Hara in July has been released unconditionally.

The 41-year-old had been arrested in the Co Antrim area on Saturday (September 5) by Detectives from Serious Crime Branch.

Mrs O’Hara - the mother of Patsy O’Hara who died on hunger strike in the Maze Prison in 1981 - died in July.

She was buried three days after masked men were filmed firing shots over her coffin outside her home.

Earlier Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Philip Montgomery issued an appeal.

1. Were you in the area of Templegrove on 15th July 2015?

2. Did you see anyone dressed in paramilitary-style uniform?

3. Did you see any suspicious activity in and around the area of Templegrove on the evening of the 15th July 2015?

4. Did you hear what may have been shots being fired that evening?

5. Did you see, or know where the gunmen went after the incident?

6. Were you along the route of the funeral cortege from Templegrove to the City Cemetery via Buncrana Road, Northland Road, Bishop Street and Lone Moor Road on 18th July 2015?

7. Did you see anyone dressed in paramilitary-style uniform on 18th July 2015.

8. Are you able to identify anyone who was dressed in paramilitary-style uniform on 18th July 2015?

Detective Inspector Montgomery continued: “Do you have any information which may assist this investigation, if so please contact Detectives on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 8000 555 111.”