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Public can help to finally bring killers to book

THE PSNI, on the 20th anniversary of the horrific, prolonged attack upon an innocent eight-year-old girl at trees near Barcroft community centre in Newry (News, June 12), have renewed their appeal for information and I hope this person is brought to justice.

January 2014 marked the 15th anniversary of the brutal murder of Barcroft resident Eamon Collins. These murderers should equally be brought to justice.

At the time the Coroner John Leckey and State Pathologist Jack Crane agreed it was one of the most brutal, horrific and grotesque murders they had encountered.

Perhaps Barcroft and Ballybot Community Association could do a leaflet drop asking for residents to come forward with information. Community restorative justice could play its part, too.

Equally, I urge Sinn Fein to make a public appeal to ask anyone with information in relation to Mr Collins' murder to pass it on to the PSNI. I also ask the police to make another public appeal.

JOHN McCABE

Newry, Co Down

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