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Assassin Lanigan fits bill as my attacker: McGartland recalls life or death struggle with hitman who tried to blow his head off


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Martin McGartland

Martin McGartland

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Martin McGartland

EX-Special Branch agent Martin McGartland is asking the police to investigate an INLA hitman who allegedly attempted to murder him.

The informer, who infiltrated the IRA, wants detectives to tell him if DNA samples found at the scene where he was shot in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, are a match for Frankie 'Studs' Lanigan.

The former INLA assassin has previously admitted that he was asked by the Provos to kill McGartland, but he claimed he refused the request.


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