My parents were killed by an under car booby trap bomb [UCBT], the sort of device that cowards use, [directed by Martin McGuinness], in the “war” where they couldn’t lawfully be shot, because it wasn’t a war, if you see what I mean.
I was told by ACC Harris that fifteen UCBTs were recovered intact. He informed me that as a result of a SCRT review, “a senior scientist has concluded that although the bombs were similar in their make up , they had subtle differences and could not be attributed to a single bomb maker.”
I asked Forensic Science Northern Ireland for a copy of the report. They replied, on 12 November:
“FSNI examined a number of devices during the period 1990 to 1992 however these were not correlated into any single report that we hold or have access to in our files”.
I wrote a FOI request to the police on the same day, asking
1. When the conclusion was reached by the “senior scientist”.
2. The name of the “senior scientist”.
3. The organisation for whom the “senior scientist” worked.
I also asked for a copy of the report which provided the basis for ACC Harris’s assertion
The PSNI say that “a response should be sent to you within twenty working days. Twenty eight working days later there is no reply, and no response to a follow up email to them. I am hoping, that this assertion by ACC Harris has more foundation than his statement about Ed Moloney.