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Man released over Peggy O'Hara INLA funeral probe

Published 07/10/2015

Ranks of masked men taking part in the paramilitary funeral of Peggy O’Hara in Londonderry.
Ranks of masked men taking part in the paramilitary funeral of Peggy O’Hara in Londonderry.
Peggy O'Hara

A man arrested in connection with the paramilitary displays at the wake and funeral of Peggy O'Hara has been released unconditionally.

Dozens of people in paramilitary-style uniform attended the July funeral of Peggy O'Hara - the mother of INLA member Patsy O'Hara who died on hunger strike in the Maze Prison in 1981.

Days before the funeral masked men were filmed firing shots over her coffin outside her home.

Police were criticised for appearing to allow the funeral procession to proceed without intervening.

However, Chief Constable George Hamilton defended his officers actions saying they were in attendance gathering evidence.

On Tuesday a 40-year-old was arrested and taken to a Belfast police station for questioning.

He was the seventh person to be arrested in the police investigation. No one has been charged in relation to the two incidents.

A police spokesman, on Wednesday, said he was released unconditionally.

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