[Sinn Fein]

23rd October 2002

Independent Inquiry Required

Commenting on reports that the Stevens Inquiry into the killing of Pat Finucane is to be delayed for a second time Sinn Fein spokesperson on Policing Gerry Kelly said:

``This is the second time that the Stevens Report into the killing of Pat Finucane is to be delayed. Are we going to be told in the new year that it is to be delayed yet again?

``There are facts which are well known. Tommy Lyttle who ordered the killing was an RUC Special Branch agent. The self confessed gunman Ken Barrett was an RUC Special Branch agent, the man who supplied the weapons Billy Stobie was an RUC Special Branch agent and the man who set it all up Brian Nelson was a British Army agent.

``The family of Pat Finucane have long campaigned for an end to the stalling and for the establishment of a fully independent judicial inquiry into his death. The British government should stop prevaricating and should establish an independent inquiry without any further delay.''

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