Omagh bomb action fails

A claim for damages against the chief constable and the NI Secretary brought by the husband of one of the victims of the Omagh bomb has been struck out.

Laurence Rush brought the case over "the failures in the apprehension, detection and pre-emptive arrest of the Real IRA members who planted the bomb".

A high court judge today  stated that those who committed the civil wrong against Mr Rush, as a result of which he tragically lost his wife, were the members of the Real IRA who organised and carried out the Omagh bombing. He added that "It was not the police or the secretary of state".