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UUP MLAs Appeal for Information on Recent ‘Disappeared’

In wake of the reaction to the showing of the BBC/RTE programme “Disappeared” on the IRA abduction, killing and secret burial of some of their victims, Ulster Unionist party MLAs Roy Beggs (East Antrim) and Leslie Cree (North Down) have repeated previous calls for information about the whereabouts of Mark Gourley and Lisa Dorrian in their constituencies.  These separate missing person incidents have been widely linked to loyalist paramilitaries. In September Police in Carrickfergus launched a murder enquiry into the disappearance of Mark Gourley who went missing in March 2009.  Lisa Dorrian has not been seen since February 2005 when she had been at a party in a caravan park in Ballyhalbert, North Down. “Anyone who has watched the programme on the Disappeared cannot fail to have been moved and upset by the dreadful callousness of the republican terrorists who carried out these acts” said Mr Beggs. “However it strikes … Continue reading

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Appeal for Public Help in Police Investigation of Gourley Murder

Commenting on the news that police have officially launched a murder enquiry based on new evidence about the disappearance of Carrickfergus man Mark Gourley in March 2009, UUP MLA Roy Beggs has appealed for public co-operation. “First of all for the sake of his family, I would urge anyone who has any information about what happened to Mark Gourley to tell the police immediately” said the East Antrim Assemblyman. “‘The Disappeared’ is a term which has been most associated with the IRA over the years, but it seems that in this case so called loyalist paramilitaries have copied their republican counterparts’ old habits. We must remember that the term ‘disappeared’ is a euphemism for someone who has been kidnapped, murdered and their body disposed of to conceal the vile cause of their death. ” Roy Beggs added: “This horrible situation is a reminder that unfortunately, paramilitary groups have still not … Continue reading

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