Woman to sue PSNI after force kept part of gun victim's skull

Woman to sue PSNI after force kept part of gun victim's skull

The partner of a man murdered by loyalists 20 years ago is to take legal action against police in Northern Ireland after the force admitted retaining part of the victim's skull.

Married father-of-one Tony Butler, 40, was shot in the head after answering the door to two Ulster Defence Association gunmen in south Belfast in January 1993.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has announced that it retained parts of 64 crime victims and is contacting their families.

According to Mr Butler’s partner Maureen Jameson, officers left her with a decision on whether to bury his skull or incinerate it.

She said: “I am in total shock and very angry. I have been receiving counselling for years and have only just recently come to terms with losing Tony 19 years ago.”


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