Belfast Telegraph

UVF pub shooting report on Friday

A report on the police investigation into an Ulster Volunteer Force pub shooting which killed six men will be published on Friday.

The massacre at the Heights Bar, Loughinisland, Co Down, happened as drinkers watched the Republic of Ireland play Italy during the 1994 World Cup.

Police Ombudsman Al Hutchinson is probing the police inquiry after families of the dead men criticised the original investigation by the Royal Ulster Constabulary - the Northern Ireland police force at that time - in 2006.

They were prompted by claims linking at least one alleged security force agent to the gang which murdered their loved ones.

Relatives said they were particularly concerned over how the investigation was conducted.

An ombudsman spokesman confirmed: "The report will be published on Friday."

It was expected to have been been released in March.

Barney Green, 87, one of the victims, was one of the oldest people to be murdered during the Troubles.

The others who died were Adrian Rogan, 34, Daniel McCreanor, 59, Eamon Byrne, 39, his brother-in-law Patrick O'Hare, 35, and 53-year-old Malcolm Jenkinson.

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