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Hazzard calls for full investigation into killing of Colm Marks


Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has called on the Police Ombudsman to launch a full investigation into the killing of Colm Marks in Downpatrick in 1991.
The South Down MP made the call after a Belfast court heard today that the RUC man who killed IRA Volunteer Colm Marks revealed his superiors instructed him to lie about his actions.
Chris Hazzard said:
“The family of Colm Marks have battled for decades to establish the truth of how he died.
“In court today the RUC officer who fired the fatal shot admitted that his superiors instructed him to lie if he was questioned about his role in the killing. This raises serious questions once again about the RUC’s attempts to prevent the truth emerging.
“In light of today’s revelations, the Police Ombudsman must now expedite a full investigation into Colm Marks’ death and the RUC actions surrounding it.”