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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Real IRA murders, McClinchey get away driver

A son of leading republican Dominic McGlinchey was the getaway driver during the murder of two soldiers, a court has heard.

Police have “reliable” information and questioned his sons Dominic and Declan about the killing, a barrister for one of the accused said.

Brian Shivers and Colin Duffy deny the murder of Sappers Mark Quinsey and Patrick Azimkar, who were shot outside their army base in Antrim.

Barry MacDonald QC said: “Police hold reliable information to indicate that a son of Dominic McGlinchey Snr was the driver of the vehicle which was subsequently recovered by police and was used in the fatal shooting of two soldiers in Antrim on 7 March 2009.”

McGlinchey Snr was a notorious member of republican splinter group the Irish National Liberation Army. He was assassinated in 1994 in the Republic of Ireland.

His sons Dominic Jnr, 34, and Declan, 35, were arrested by police about the Antrim shootings.

Sappers Quinsey, 23, and Azimkar, 21, were shot dead by the Real IRA as they collected pizzas with comrades outside Massereene Army base in Antrim town in March 2009.

Duffy, 44, from Forest Glade in Lurgan, Co Armagh, and Shivers, 46, from Sperrin Mews, in Magherafelt, Co Derry, deny two charges of murder and the attempted murder of six others – three soldiers, two pizza delivery drivers and a security guard.

Duffy’s wife Martine told Belfast Crown Court, sitting at Antrim, that her husband had been playing the Xbox at home with some of his four children the night of the killing. They had been recovering after attending a wedding the evening before.

“I think it is absolutely terrible what happened,” she said.

“I think they should be caught. It is awful that my husband is being accused of it.”

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