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UDR man attended ‘sensitive briefings’ despite police linking him to loyalist gang

Concerns raised about soldier who was later shot dead by IRA gunman

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Alan Smith was killed in 1994

Alan Smith was killed in 1994

Alan Smith was killed in 1994

A UDR soldier — described as having “sectarian tendencies” by a member of the RUC — linked to the murders of a number of people, was later shot dead by a notorious member of the IRA.

A Police Ombudsman report released this week into the murders of 19 people and the attempted murders of a number of others, refers to a suspect named as Person Q, as being linked to the attempted murder of Patrick McErlain in 1992.


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