In the latest in a long line of State attacks on the Revolutionary Republican Party – Saoradh since our inception, National Executive member Alan Lundy was today remanded by a British Court in circumstances that legal professionals are describing as “unheralded”.
Alan was seized by Crown Forces late on Friday night who then subsequently invaded his children’s home and traumatised them. This has been a regular occurrence for a decade now.
The reason given for Alan’s arrest was that he was alleged to be involved in an incident at a drug house in the Ligoneil area earlier that evening. Alan denies this, as the already disclosed evidence proves.
In Court this morning Alan’s solicitor informed the magistrate, Fiona Bagnall, of the following:
- Alan has given an unequivocal alibi to his legal team, which has been provided to the court. This clearly accounts for his movements on the night in question.
- Just before the event, he is some 30 miles away at KFC at Castledawson roundabout. This is proven by the CCTV taken from KFC. Getting to Ligoneil would take at least 45 mins. It is a physical impossibility to get from there to the alleged incident at Ligoneil at the time it occurred.
- One of those in the Ligoneil drughouse describes the male wearing a beige bomber jacket, the other describes it as a black puffa coat. The female names Alan, whereas the male names him as ‘Marty’. The female who named Alan has given an account to the Crown Forces that she has never met Alan Lundy. The accounts are clearly contradictory and therefore the identification evidence should not be relied upon, particularly in the circumstances whereby Alan has provided a detailed alibi.
Despite all of the above, which should have been enough to see Alan released unconditionally, he has been charged and was this morning remanded to Maghaberry in a clear case of internment.
Saoradh Béal Feirste’s chairperson Dee Fennell commented, “Alan Lundy is yet again the victim of internment by remand having been previously interned a number of years ago after lies from a PSNI officer. Lies which were later retracted.
His family have now been victim to Crown Force harassment, intimidation and threats for decades, with his father murdered in a clear case of State Collusion in 1993.
These are nonsensical charges based on no evidence, and should be dropped immediately and Alan released.
The treachery displayed by those who have allowed themselves to be manipulated by the PSNI into falsely identifying Alan is something that the Republican Community will take a very dim view of.”