Call for BBC to show Loughinisland film

Call for BBC to show Loughinisland film

5 June 2019

SOUTH Down MP Chris Hazzard has called on the BBC to screen the award-winning No Stone Unturned documentary to mark the upcoming 25th anniversary of the 1994 Loughinisland massacre. 

He said the brutal killing of six men in The Heights Bar as they watched a football match “shocked people around the world and the subsequent revelations of collusion and cover up added to the hurt and suffering of the families of those murdered.”

Mr Hazzard said the award-winning documentary “clearly exposed” collusion and cover-up. 

He continued: “Huge numbers of people have watched the documentary both here and across the world, but it deserves to be seen by a much wider audience to tell the story of what happened at The Heights Bar in 1994 and the determined and dignified campaign for truth by the families. 

“The BBC was actually involved in commissioning this documentary but to date has failed to broadcast it.”

The MP added: “I have now written to the broadcaster asking it to screen No Stone Unturned to mark the 25th anniversary of the atrocity and have also requested a meeting with the Corporation to discuss the issue.”