Arlene Arkinson inquest: Former senior RUC detective to give evidence

Arlene Arkinson has never been found after she disappeared in 1994.
Arlene Arkinson has never been found after she disappeared in 1994.

A former senior RUC detective is to give evidence to the inquest of murdered Castlederg teenager Arlene Arkinson.

Ex-detective chief superintendent Eric Anderson was in charge of the case after the 15-year-old disappeared in 1994.

The Court Service has agreed that Mr Anderson can give evidence to the inquest via the internet application Skype, althoigh no date has as yet been set for his appearance.

Mr Anderson was summoned to appear at the inquest late last year. In November 2013, Mr Anderson failed to give evidence in the case of 73-year-old Roseanne Mallon who was gunned down by the Loyalist Volunteer Force in Co Tyrone in 1994. The ex-RUC man cited ill health as the reason for not appearing.

However, Coroner Brian Sherrard had previously ruled that if Mr Anderson did not appear in the Arkinson case then documents he has in possession relevant to the proceedings should still be presented.