Northern Secretary must ensure MI5 don’t interfere in Derryman murder investigation

The Northern Secretary is being urged to ensure that the British Security Services are not interfering in the investigation into the death of Derry-man Kieran Doherty.

Mr Doherty's family and Foyle MP Mark Durkan met with Owen Patterson this week amid claims of MI5 harassment and surveillance of Mr Doherty prior to his murder by the Real IRA, of which he was a member.

Mark Durkan says the families concern is that rather than helping the police investigation into Mr Doherty's death, MI5 will attempt to frustrate it.

He says the "Dirty War" of the past is over, and MI5 must cooperate.

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