Catholic priest questions Brokenshire about murdered Protestant

Fr Sean McManus speaks to James Brokenshire in Washington this week
Connla Young

A US based Catholic priest has challenged Secretary of State James Brokenshire over the UVF murder of Raymond McCord Jnr almost 20 years ago.

Fr Sean McManus questioned Mr Brokenshire about the murder of the 22-year-old Protestant in November 1997 during an event at the Northern Ireland Bureau in Washington earlier this week.

Mr McCord Jnr was beaten to death by a UVF gang which included several police informers.

During a question and answer session Fr McManus, who is President of the Irish National Caucus, said he believes the murder was ”covered up” because some of those involved were police informers and “British government agents”.

“Yet to this day, not one person has been charged with the brutal murder,” he said.

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