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  • 07 Jul 2014R v Atkinson, Atkinson and Hanvey
    Various applications were heard by the District Judge at Craigavon Magistratesí Court on Monday 30 June 2014. Judgement on these is to be delivered on Wednesday 9 July 2014. A mixed committal is scheduled to take place at Craigavon Court commencing on 11 August 2014 and listed until 22 August 2014. The purpose of a mixed committal is to enable the defence to call certain witnesses and to assist the court in determining whether there is sufficient evidence to send the case to the Crown Court for trial.
  • 10 Mar 2014R v Atkinson, Atkinson and Hanvey
    The Divisional Court (members: the Lord Chief Justice, Girvan LJ and Coghlin LJ) has quashed the decision of District Judge Bates to stay the prosecution of Atkinson et al and has remitted the case back to the Magistrates' Court for re-hearing before a different District Judge.
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Robert Hamill Inquiry


On the 16 November 2004 the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Paul Murphy, announced the terms of reference for the inquiry into the death of Robert Hamill following an incident in Portadown, County Armagh on 27 April 1997.

Terms of Reference

To inquire into the death of Robert Hamill with a view to determining whether any wrongful act or omission by or within the Royal Ulster Constabulary facilitated his death or obstructed the investigation of it, or whether attempts were made to do so; whether any such act or omission was intentional or negligent; whether the investigation of his death was carried out with due diligence; and to make recommendations.