Arkinson family accuse PSNI of prioritising sporting events over search for Arlene

The family of Castlederg teenager Arlene Arkinson have accused the police of prioritising sporting events over the search for their sister.

Arlene went missing 18 years ago after a night out in Donegal, despite searches on both sides of the border her body was never found.

The family have been told that a search due to take place in the summer did not happen because of bad weather and because PSNI resources were needed at the Irish Open Golf and the Olympic torch relay.

The inquest into Arlene's death was due to be heard later this year but it is being delayed because the searches have not been completed.

The family's solicitor, Des Doherty, said they have difficulty accepting the reasons....

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