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Peadar Heffron: give information to PSNI - says GAA club

Thursday, 9 November 2017

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KICKHAMS Creggan gaelic football club says it has been made the subject of 'undeserved controversy', a week after its former player Peadar Heffron expressed disappointment at the club's reaction to a murder attempt on his life while he was a serving member of the PSNI.
Mr Heffron said last week that he remained 'bitter' about his treatment by the lough shore club after his decision to join the police, claiming that he had been given the cold shoulder by team mates.
Despite continuing to play at the club, he was later handed leaflets by republican activists warning against joining the PSNI.
In an emotional interview with the Sunday Independent, the Randalstown man inferred that people he played alongside may have passed his information on to dissidents.
He also claimed that no official approach was made to him after after the 2010 attack when a bomb exploded under his car, leaving him in a wheelchair after his leg was amputated.
Following the hard-hitting article, there were calls for Kickhams to respond and in a statement released on Saturday (November 4), the club said it wished to make clear that it condemned the attempted murder of Mr Heffron 'unequivocally and without any ambiguity'.
Kickhams Creggan said its members wished its former player well as he deals with the injuries inflicted on him.
The club also said it would 'encourage anyone with information...to give that information straight to the police'.
*Read the full stories in this week's Antrim Guardian

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