[Sinn Fein]

22nd January 2002

Further concerns raised over Omagh

Sinn Fein MP for West Tyrone Pat Doherty has said that many people in the area are greatly concerned at the latest revelations about the investigations into the Omagh bomb.

Mr. Doherty said:

``The news that a log book disappeared from the RUC base in Omagh before it could be passed on to the Ombudsman or indeed the RUC's own investigating team headed by McVicker raises serious questions.

``Many people will find it unbelievable that such an important piece of the Omagh investigation could suddenly disappear from within the RUC barracks.

``I met with the Ombudsman just before Christmas and I will be raising the matter with the British government in the coming period. I support the demand by many of the families for a public inquiry into the circumstances prior to the bomb and the subsequent investigation.''

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