UUP leader Mike Nesbitt urges the PSNI to re-open David Caldwell murder probe

Civilian David Caldwell who was killed by a bomb at a Territorial Army base in Derry in 2002

ULSTER Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has called on police to re-open a probe into the Real IRA murder of David Caldwell following revelations his life could have been saved.

Mr Nesbitt met Mr Caldwell's daughter Gillian McFaul and partner Mavis McFaul at Stormont yesterday. He has now written to the Chief Constable to ask for the murder case to be re-opened.

Mr Caldwell (51), a civilian construction worker, was killed after he picked up a bomb concealed in a lunch box at an unmanned Territorial Army base in Derry in August 2002.

Mr Nesbitt said revelations detailed in a new book by a former British soldier saying British intelligence

had been tailing the gang responsible, had "re-traumatised" the family.

He said it was "only reasonable" that the case be re-opened.

East Derry MP Gregory Campbell, who also met the family recently, said: "I trust there will be a thorough investigation into the allegations and an accurate account given to them of what happened."

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