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Judgment is reserved on officers in IRA inquest

By Lesley-Anne McKeown

Published 22/11/2016

A High Court judge has reserved his ruling on whether two police officers involved in the inquest of Pearse Jordan should be reported to prosecutors.

Lawyers for the IRA man’s family have called for the officers, known only as M and Q, to be investigated for allegedly perverting the course of justice and perjury.

A coroner at an earlier inquest said they had been “untruthful” and that one or both may have edited log books.

Judge Mark Horner told a hearing at Belfast’s Royal Courts of Justice: “I will reserve and will provide my final ruling in this case.”

Mr Jordan (22) was shot dead by an RUC officer in west Belfast in 1992.

He had been driving a stolen car suspected of ferrying IRA munitions. He was shot after getting out of the car when he tried to run away from police.

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