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Trio released unconditionally over INLA display at Peggy O'Hara funeral

Published 10/09/2015

Scenes from the funeral of Peggy O’Hara in Derry with up to 100 masked paramilitaries on show
Scenes from the funeral of Peggy O’Hara in Derry with up to 100 masked paramilitaries on show

Three people, arrested in connection with paramilitary displays at the wake and funeral of Peggy O'Hara, have been released.

A 43-year-old woman and two men aged 44 and 57 were arrested in Londonderry on Wednesday morning and taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Antrim police station for questioning.

Police also carried out searches in the city.

On Thursday a police spokesman said all three were released unconditionally.

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

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.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact investigating officers.

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