An independent UK government security advisor has told the family of Derry man Kieran Doherty that MI5 had no role in his death.
Lord Carlisle had been investigating the family’s concerns about possible MI5 involvement in his murder.
The 33 year-old’s body was found on the Braehead Road on the outskirts of the city on February 24 2010. The Real IRA claimed that Mr Doherty was a senior member of its organisation and was killed because he was involved in the drugs trade.
Lord Carlisle has now told the Doherty family there was no “ misbehaviour or infraction by anybody connected directly or indirectly with the public service” in relation to the killing.
Full details in tomorrow’s Derry Journal