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Anguish as son's body found in police station

The mother of a dissident republican found dead in a police station in Londonderry has said her son’s war was over.



Lorna Brady was was speaking after John Brady (40), jailed in 1991 for the murder of a RUC reserve constable, was found hanged in a lawyer-consultation room in Strand Road PSNI station in Londonderry on Saturday.

A post-mortem due to be carried out today is expected to shed some light on the circumstances surrounding the convicted killer’s death.

Brady’s grieving mother said she believed her son had left his past behind.

“John stated his war was over and I believe in my heart of hearts John’s war was over,” she said.

Terry Spence, chairman of Northern Ireland’s Police Federation, said: “At this early stage it looks like there was nothing at all to suggest the police were responsible for his death.”

Belfast Telegraph