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PSNI 'hasn't acted on Lisa Dorrian burial information'

Pat Dorrian, mother of a missing woman Lisa Dorrian, who died without ever finding out what happened to her daughter 

LOYALIST sources have claimed despite detailed information that could lead to the remains of murdered Co Down woman Lisa Dorrian being passed to police more than a year ago the alleged burial site has still not been excavated.

Officers are believed to have been given information in January 2015 about the murdered 25-year-old, beaten to death at a caravan park in Ballyhalbert in 2005 by men with links to the drugs trade.

Information said to come from a man directly involved in the killing was given to police who it is claimed said it would be logged and fed back to detectives investigating the murder.

However, 12 months on and police have still not searched former landfill site where it's believed the Bangor woman was buried.

Sources say one of the men involved in the murder and secret burial revealed details of the location after suffering from mental health problems brought on by guilt.

The man gave details of the exact plot of land where he says the hairdresser was buried, but has refused to cooperate directly with police investigating the murder.

The site was at the time owned by convicted killer Jimmy Seales who it is claimed used a digger to bury the young woman's body.

Lisa Dorrian's mother Pat, who had campaigned for the return of her daughter's remains, died earlier this month aged 59.

Her nephew Rev Adrian Dorrian who delivered the eulogy at her funeral said the brutal murder of her daughter "took an unbearable toll" on his aunt.

He also appealed for anyone with information to come forward so Lisa can be given a Christian burial.

The land at Magherascouse Road , Ballygowan where her remains are believed to be buried was used by Seales as an illegal dump for many years.

Sources are now questioning if Seales was tipped off that officers were aware of his role in hiding the body of Ms Dorrian prior to his shock admissions to a Sunday newspaper six months ago.

The wealthy pig farmer, who is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Philip Strickland (37), shot in the face at Ballydrain Road, near Comber in 2007, told the Sunday Life newspaper in June last year that he knows where the body of the Bangor woman was buried.

However, he refused to say why he had decided to come forward, nor did he implicate himself in the secret burial Ms Dorrian.

Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway who is leading the investigation said; "Police assess any information which is provided to an investigation.

"I would appeal to anyone who believes they have information about Lisa’s disappearance and murder to come forward and talk to us.

"Despite the passage of time, it is not too late. Police inquiries are continuing. Those individuals who have knowledge which could free the Dorrian family from their living nightmare should do the right thing and give up their secrets."

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