Following the Court of Appeal hearing into the sentencing of those responsible for the tragic death of Enda Dolan, SDLP West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan said that he hopes judges put the record straight and that justice is finally delivered for the Dolan family.
Daniel McCrossan said: “I have met with the Dolan family on many occasions throughout this nightmare and I know first-hand how difficult this is for them. They have lost their beloved son Enda through no fault of his own and those responsible for his death have not received the justice they truly deserve.
“The sentences handed down were unduly lenient to say the least and this sparked massive public outcry and I am glad that the judges yesterday acknowledged that. The crimes committed were some of the most grievous and heinous possible which took the life of an 18-year-old who had his full life ahead of him.
“It is now imperative that the record is put straight and that those responsible for his death experience the full extent of the law. Although the judgement is reserved, I am sure that the judges considering the case, led by Sir Declan Morgan, will consider the sentencing in detail, the crimes that took place and come back with a decision that echoes the public outcry and provides the justice that the Dolan family deserve and have longed for.”