Jim Allister: Shame on George Hamilton for attending funeral of police killer McGuinness

PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton arriving for the funeral of Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness, at St Columba's Church Long Tower, in Londonderry. Thursday March 23, 2017.  Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton arriving for the funeral of Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness, at St Columba's Church Long Tower, in Londonderry. Thursday March 23, 2017. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

I was particularly dismayed and disgusted to see the PSNI chief constable attend the funeral of arch-terrorist Martin McGuinness.

As George Hamilton knows full well McGuinness oversaw and directed the murder of over 300 police officers.

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

Yet there he was joining in the sanitisation of this bloodthirsty terrorist leader.

Shame on him.

Jim Allister MLA, TUV Leader

August 1985: Funeral of IRA man Chuck English. Pictured, right, is Martin McGuinness

August 1985: Funeral of IRA man Chuck English. Pictured, right, is Martin McGuinness