Robert Howard loses bid to stop Arlene Inquest

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson By News Highland – December 7, 2011 WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook A High Court judge has criticised the delay to an inquest into the death of missing schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson.The 15-year-old from Castlederg disappeared after attending a disco in Bundoran in 1994.An inquest was ordered in 2007, but has yet to start.Mr Justice Treacy dismissed a legal bid to stop it by a convicted child-killer acquitted of murdering Arlene. He then urged the senior coroner to ensure no further delay.Robert Howard was acquitted of Arlene’s murder in 2005. His legal team said the inquest would be used to attempt to undermine that verdict.67-year-old Howard, who had lived near her home, was already serving life for raping and killing 14-year-old Hanna Williams from Deptford, south London.Today, the judge said that coroners who ensure they respect the rights of people such as Howard must be equally careful with those of the next of kin. Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+center_img Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ Previous articleFire crews attending blaze in GweedoreNext articleDonegal County Council budget crisis averted News Highland Robert Howard loses bid to stop Arlene Inquest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Twitter Twitter News Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly last_img read more