3/29/2007

Gerry McGeough released on bail

I am glad to see that Tyrone Republican Gerry McGeough has been released on bail following on from his arrest on the day of the Assembly election count.

Gerry's arrest illustrates how far many in the PSNI still have to come.

The suggestion that he was arrested at the earliest possible time is spurious in the extreme.

Gerry and his family have been living very openly in the Dungannon area since last September.

They could have chosen to arrest him at any stage; they however choose to do it outside the count centre in full glare of the media.

I am pleased to see that the Police Ombudsman will be investigating the circumstances surrounding his arrest.

I disagree with Gerry on what is the best way forward and on a great many issues but he is still a lifelong Republican and he deserves our support

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