Judge Orders RUC Files Released To IRA Man's Family

A High Court Judge has ordered Ulster's top cop to release a list of RUC documents to the family of an IRA man shot dead by officers 16 years ago.

Sir Hugh Order is expected to disclose all non-sensitive files to the parents of Pearse Jordan, Hugh and Teresa.

Mr Jordan was 22-years-old when he was shot by police in west Belfast in November 1992.
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The circumstances surrounding the incident are disputed, however it is believed to have occurred following a car collision on the Falls Road.

The files will be supplied to a coroner, who is due to launch a much-delayed inquest into the shooting next month.

Mr Justice Stephens gave Sir Hugh two weeks to comply with his direction.

Mr and Mrs Jordan had sought a judicial review over the PSNI's decision not to provide them with all material supplied to the coroner in relation to their son’s death.


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