Northern Ireland: Murder Prosecutions

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many murders of police officers in Northern Ireland since 1970 are currently being reinvestigated by the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Minister of State (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

At present the deaths of 80 officers are being re-examined by the historical inquiries team. The re-examination of a further 14 has been completed.

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