Murdered taxi driver’s family ‘devastated’ as supergrass case collapses

Thursday, 19 October 2017

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THE family of an Antrim taxi driver who was murdered in cold blood during a summer of sectarian slaughter 23 years ago have spoken of their devastation after the evidence that could have caged his killers was thrown out of court.
This week it was confirmed that evidence from high-ranking loyalist supergrass Gary Haggarty will not now be used against 11 paramilitaries and two police officers he implicated in Troubles-related killings.
In June the former UVF godfather pleaded guilty to 202 terror offences at Belfast Crown Court, including five murders.
The news comes as a cruel blow to the family of cabbie Gerald Brady who was shot dead by loyalists in Carrickfergus on June 17 1994.
Mr Brady's sister Jackie Larkin said this week that the decision not to use Haggarty's evidence is a 'major set-back' for her family.
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian


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