McGuinness renews offer to hold meeting

Main Street in Claudy in 1972

Main Street in Claudy in 1972

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Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has renewed an offer to meet with the relatives of the Claudy bomb victims.

“Several years ago I offered to meet Claudy families and the offer has never been taken up. I renew that offer now,” Mr McGuinness said yesterday.

On Sunday, Ulster Unionist assembly member Tom Elliott, who was at Friday’s meeting, said the families felt let down by the police. It came like a bolt out of the blue to the victims and indeed to me and others who were there as well,” he said. The DUP’s Gregory Campbell added: “Police have called on anyone who knows anything to come forward, for this process to have any hope of offering closure to relatives there is only one realistic prospect in achieving that closure; those who were in the IRA at the time, or who know those that were, need to come forward and reveal what they know.”