31 July 2017
Speaking on the 45th anniversary of the Claudy bomb massacre when 9 innocent civilians were murdered by an IRA bomb, the area’s MP Gregory Campbell has called for action to help bring closure to the surviving relatives of the massacre.
DUP Spokesman on International Development and Cabinet Office
He said, "The Police and the Policing Ombudsman have examined files down through the years and relatives seem to be no closer today to getting truth and justice than they were 45 years ago.
There is one group of people who can do more to break the logjam than any other, that is the surviving members of the IRA who carried out the attack and those with knowledge of the planning and the fall out afterwards.
Sinn Fein and other republicans who were 'active' at the time have the knowledge to help bring closure. They talk a lot about respect and integrity in the political sphere, now is an opportunity for them to begin showing some after 45 years of silence. They have demanded openness and transparency from successive Governments for decades, are they prepared to offer some of the same to grieving families after 45 long years?"