Bryson asked to hand over Kingsmill files by coro­ner

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY DAVID YOUNG

JAMIE Bryson is be­ing asked to hand over files linked to the Kingsmill mas­sacre, it has emerged.

The loy­al­ist claims po­lice un­law­fully seized his jour­nal­is­tic ma­te­rial linked to the killings.

He has now re­ceived a re­quest for the files from a coro­ner in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent.

Mr Bryson ed­its a web­site called Union­ist Voice. He has used it to pub­lish ar­ti­cles about the 1976 mur­ders of Protes­tant work­ers by repub­li­can paramil­i­taries.

In the hear­ing on Wed­nes­day, Mr Bryson will seek to chal­lenge the le­gal­ity of the war­rant used by the PSNI to seize the ma­te­rial.

Mr Bryson was ar­rested dur­ing Au­gust’s raid and later re­leased with­out charge. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion into an al­leged of­fence of un­law­fully sup­ply­ing door staff con­tin­ues. He de­nies any wrong­do­ing.

With con­tro­versy around his mem­ber­ship of the Na­tional Union of Jour­nal­ists the High Court case is also likely to fo­cus on whether he is en­ti­tled to in­voke jour­nal­is­tic priv­i­lege in the eyes of the law.

Mr Bryson said: “The Coroners’ Court has now en­tered into the is­sue to re­quest copies of the jour­nal­is­tic ma­te­rial re­gard­ing Kingsmill I say was un­law­fully seized by the PSNI.”

MA­TE­RIAL Jamie Bryson

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