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Hazel Stewart denied legal aid in fight for police pension benefits

Hazel Stewart leaves the court in Coleraine with her husband David in 2009. Picture by Paul Faith, Press Association
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CONVICTED double killer Hazel Stewart has been denied funding for a legal battle over police pension benefits inherited from her murdered first husband. The National Crime Agency is seeking an order that she must repay money gained following the death of Trevor Buchanan. But a trial due to get underway at the High Court in Belfast on Wednesday has been adjourned due to her failure to secure legal aid. Stewart's lawyers are now planning an attempt to have that decision judicially reviewed. The 53-year-old is serving a minimum 18-year jail sentence for murdering RUC Constable Tre[...]
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