DUP MLa says police admit they got policing of republican funeral wrong

inlaA DUP MLA has claimed that police have admitted to him that they got it wrong over their handling of the funeral of Peggy O'Hara.

Up to 100 men and women in paramilitary uniforms formed a guard of honour as the cortège of the 86-year-old mother of hunger striker Patsy O'Hara made its way through Derry to the City Cemetery on Saturday.

After the display and earlier firing of shots over the coffin, unionist politicians reacted with fury, demanding to know why the police presence at Saturday's funeral consisted of one Land Rover with a camera.

Foyle MLA Gary Middleton met with police yesterday, and he says they admitted that the policing operation should have been done differently: