No reason given for discrepancies in ammo returned from Linden
- witness tells inquiry
The weapons used by the riot unit that was deployed to Linden on July 18 were not returned to the armoury until three days after the unit got back from Linden and four policemen had less ammunition than they had taken, but no explanation was given, a police witness testified yesterday.
Corporal Donald Harry, whose main duty is to issue and receive firearms and ammunition, told the Commission of Inquiry into the Linden protestor shootings that it was on July 22 that the 14 Tactical Services Unit (TSU) ranks returned the weapons they had carried to Linden.
Attorney Nigel Hughes, who is representing the interest of the families of the three men killed on July 18, asked whether any rank returned with less than what they had taken, Harry explained that …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.