Bonfire sign glorifies my dad’s murder, says Frazer
A victims' campaigner has hit out after pictures emerged of a sign glorifying the murder of his father on a republican internment bonfire in Newry.
Bertie Frazer was murdered by the IRA in 1975.
His son William said the sign in Parkhead "shows the mentality of these mindless, uneducated, entrenched individuals".
He said: "Those who wish to blacken my father's name are doing so to justify their own sectarian agenda. My father, like many others, served the community with pride, enforcing law and order. Republicans seek to rewrite the past to facilitate acceptance of their campaign."
Last year, a Historical Enquiries Team document cleared Mr Frazer's father of any terrorist involvement. The HET stated "categorically" that it found "no evidence or intelligence" that part-time UDR man Bertie Frazer was involved in loyalist paramilitary activity.
It came after Mr Frazer Sr was accused in a MoD document of involvement in a double murder in south Armagh.