The following statement had been released by Padraig Ó Muirigh, Solicitor for the families of John O’Hara and John Devine:

 

The families of John O’Hara and John Devine has been informed by Detectives from the PSNI’s Legacy Investigation Branch that they have re-opened the investigation into the deaths of their loved ones as a result of new information received by the PSNI.

 

Since the deaths of their loved ones they have suffered a catalogue of disappointments in their pursuit of justice and endured failed police investigations

 

Both families have cautiously welcomed this development and will monitor the progress of the new investigation in the coming days and weeks.’

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FAMILIES OF JOHN O’HARA AND JOHN DEVINE HAVE REQUESTED THAT THE MEDIA DO NOT DIRECTLY CONTACT THEM. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT PADRAIG Ó MUIRIGH AT THE NUMBER BELOW

 

Padraig Ó Muirigh

Ó Muirigh Solicitors

24-26 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7AG

padraig@omuirighsolicitors.com

Tel:  028 9023 0222     Fax:  028 90329436