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First Minister Arlene Foster wants prosecution over atrocity

By Rebecca Black

Published 03/06/2016

Arlene Foster has met relatives of the 10 people murdered in the Kingsmills massacre and said she shared the families' hope that someone would be convicted over the 1976 atrocity.

The meeting came after the PSNI announced a palm print found on a van used as a getaway vehicle had been identified.

"In common with so many who suffered at the hands of terrorism, the Kingsmills families want truth and justice for their loved ones," she said.

"While the reopening of the investigation has raised questions about how this evidence has only come forward now, it does open the possibility that someone might be held responsible for this heinous crime."

Victims campaigner Willie Frazer said the First Minister shared concerns of those who lives were changed by terrorists.

"We have lost confidence in the PSNI," he added. "We want this inquest to continue (and) we will demand an inquiry.

"The gang linked to the Kingsmills massacre was involved in 47 other murders in south Armagh. If there's anyone entitled to an inquiry, it's the Protestant families of south Armagh."

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