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crime world Episode 73: The Ormeau Road bookies massacre and how the killers may have colluded with cops

30 years of unanswered questions for those left behind and now an Ombudsman's report that cites collusive behaviour and failings by police

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Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

A shocking mass murder at a bookies' office in Belfast, 30 years of unanswered questions for those left behind and now an Ombudsman's report that cites collusive behaviour and failings by police.

At the heart of the Sean Graham bookmakers atrocity and seven other loyalist attacks carried out by the UDA which claimed the lives of 11 people, lies the use of RUC informants who were also killers.

In the murky world of cops and gangsters, where information is whispered in the shadows, did a corrupted system protect the bad and are institutions now more concerned about their reputations or the quest for justice?

Nicola Tallant chats with Hugh Jordan about murder on the Ormeau Road and the legacy of decisions made in a time of extremes. He reveals the injustices caused by secrecy and silence, with the consideration of letting sleeping dogs lie.

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