Sam Marshall was murdered on 7 March 1990 shortly after he left Lurgan RUC station in accordance with bail conditions known only to himself, his two co-accused, their solicitor and the RUC. Almost 30 years after his murder, there has been no public examination of the circumstances of his murder. A report by the Historical Enquiries Team confirms that Sam Marshall and his two co-accused, who narrowly escaped death, were under intense surveillance by at least NINE undercover members of the British Army. Sam Marshall was murdered by loyalist paramilitaries operating freely in a small area of Lurgan which was heavily patrolled by armed members of the British Army. No explanation has been offered as to why those responsible for Sam’s murder were not arrested or killed by these undercover soldiers. The circumstances of Sam’s murder and extent of the collusion between the security forces and loyalist paramilitaries must be established without further delay.
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