29 January 2018
Commenting on the outcome of the Gary Haggarty case, North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds said,
DUP Deputy Leader, Leader of the DUP Parliamentary Party, Spokesman on Reform and Constitutional issues and Foreign Affairs
“My thoughts today are with the victims of Gary Haggarty’s evil crimes. Today will be a very difficult day for the families who will question if justice has truly been served.
Questions remain unanswered for other victims impacted by this individual and calls into question the merits of this entire process.
Concerns were raised regarding the reliability of Mr Haggarty’s evidence at an early stage and the outcome of the trial has done nothing to address those concerns.
The PSNI and the PPS must learn lessons from this trial.
Very serious revelations have emerged during the course of this trial and allegations which demand thorough and detailed investigation.
It is vital that the evidence produced through this trial and any other leads are now fully interrogated and that any criminal wrong doing is fully pursued regardless of where that may lead or whomsover it may involve.
No one is above the law and everyone must be subject to the law. There must be no hiding place for anyone who breaches the law.
The focus in this case, and with other terrorist crimes should be on the victims and their quest to see justice finally served.”