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 Following Sunday's memorial at the 40th Anniversary of the Miami Showband murders at Buskhill near Newry, Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has written to the Chief Constable George Hamilton requesting musical instruments taken by forensics on the night be returned to the survivors.

Mr Brady wrote to the Chief Constable to request information on the instruments after speaking to a number of survivors at an event marking the 40th anniversary of the massacre.

MP Mickey Brady with Stephen Travers who survived the massacre.
MP Mickey Brady with Stephen Travers who survived the massacre.

“On Sunday 2 August I attended an event outside Newry to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the murderous attack on the Miami Show Band. In all that time the survivors have quietly lived with the memories of that night and the nightmare of reliving the horrendous attack,” he said.

“I am told by the survivors that the instruments that were in their vehicle on that night were kept by forensic teams and to this day they have never had these returned. Obviously these personal items hold great sentimental value to the survivors and their families.

“As such I have written to the Chief Constable asking for information on the whereabouts or status of the instruments.”

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