Belfast Telegraph

Rosemary Nelson Inquiry gets final checks

Final legal checks are being carried out on the findings of a public inquiry into the murder of Northern Ireland solicitor Rosemary Nelson, the Government has confirmed.

The inquiry team had already said it hoped to have its long-awaited report into the allegations of security force collusion in the killing completed by the end of April.

Secretary of State Owen Paterson said Government lawyers are beginning their review of the inquiry's report to ensure its contents do not endanger any individual or compromise national security.

Mrs Nelson (right), a 40-year-old mother-of-three, died after a bomb planted by the loyalist Red Hand Defenders exploded under her car in Lurgan, Co Armagh, on March 15, 1999.

Mr Paterson said: “In anticipation of the publication of the report of the Rosemary Nelson Inquiry, I have asked a team of officials to commence the checking of the inquiry's report in relation to human rights and national security matters.”

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