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Pat Doherty MP welcomes ruling in John Downey case

Published: 25 February, 2014

West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty has welcomed a court ruling in London today which ruled that the prosecution of Sinn Féin member John Downey was an abuse of process and should not continue.

The ruling means the John Downey has now been set free to return home to his family.

Pat Doherty MP said;

"I welcome today's ruling. John Downey should never have been arrested. His family should not have been put through this ordeal for the past nine months.

"The arrest and detention of John was a clear breach of commitments given by the British Government at Weston Park and in subsequent agreements.

"I welcome his release and look forward to seeing him at home in Donegal in the near future."