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The DUP’s Policing Board lead member Mervyn Storey has said the investigation into breaches of Covid-19 regulations at the funeral of Bobby Storey must continue.

The DUP North Antrim MLA said,

“The police have confirmed that a number of people have been invited for interview in relation to the events that day. The focus on process is one thing and I’m glad to hear progress but an outcome is the most important. It is 81 days since the covid-19 rules were fundamentally undermined by that event.

I lodged a complaint with the police in the aftermath of the funeral and asked for an investigation with an outside oversight given the confusion about the PSNI’s knowledge on the day of the funeral.

The admission by senior Sinn Fein representatives recently that the funeral undermined public health messaging was a step forward. Such an admission appears to have been a tacit recognition that all regulations were not adhered to at the event.

This case, like every other investigation, must be based on the principle that everyone is equal under the law and be equally subject to the law. No one is above the law.”