Gilmour ‘loves the Derry people’

Raymond Gilmour.

Raymond Gilmour.

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Derry informer Raymond Gilmour has claimed “he loved the Derry people.”

The Creggan-born informer, who infiltrated the IRA and INLA fled Derry in 1982 when his cover was blown, prompting one of the largest ‘supergrass’ trials in the North.

Dozens of people were arrested and 35 stood trial on the word of the informer. The case was thrown out in December 1984.

Mr Gilmour previously stated his desire to return to Derry, even previously appealing directly to First Minister Martin McGuinness.

The informer also said he has not given up home of returning to the city. I am proud to be who I am. I am also just as proud to be from Derry. I loved the people where I lived, it would be good to go home. The people who were my enemies are now ruling the world there.

“I did what I thought was right and, as a Christian I have no enemies now,” he stated.