Release Devenny files – Eastwood

Police files relating to the death of Sammy Devenny in Derry in 1969 must be given to his family, SDLP MLA Colum Eastwood has said.

Earlier this week the ‘Journal’ revealed the London Metropolitan Police has reclassified the files until 2022 – some 53 years after the death of Mr Devenny.

“There is no justifiable reason that the information should not be given to his family,” the MLA said.

Mr Eastwood said withholding the information only compounds the family’s suffering.