Public Prosecution Service does not act on Gary Hegarty's evidence

12th October 2017

The decision by the Public Prosecution Service not to act on Gary Hegarty’s evidence in a number of sectarian murders has left the families of the victims devastated and in despair.

The decision by the Public Prosecution Service not to act on Gary Hegarty’s evidence against UVF members and two former RUC Special Branch officers in a number of sectarian murders has left the families of the victims devastated and in despair.
They have waited seven years to hear that the only people who will benefit from this ‘super grass deal’ is `Hegarty and those who will not now face prosecution.
As the Government prepares to launch a consultation on the legacy aspects of the Stormont House Agreement very careful thought needs to be given to what victims are told they can realistically expect from the proposed structures.