Omagh families to redouble campaign for public enquiry after Police Ombudsman’s report

Michael Gallagher
Michael Gallagher

A spokesperson for some of the families bereaved by the Omagh bombing says their campaign for a full public enquiry will now be escalated following a report from the North's Police Ombudsman.

An investigation found intelligence officials didn't give all the information they had to detectives investigating the 1998 Omagh bombing.

The ombudsman concluded Special Branch withheld details like phone numbers for security reasons.

However, his report concludes it wouldn't have prevented the attack, which killed 29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins.

Michael Gallagher says however that this is not the full story, and the families will now go back to court to pursue a full enquiry..............