Jail for supergrass trial’s sole convict

Published Wednesday, 02 May 2012
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Neil Pollock, the only man convicted at the end of the marathon loyalist terrorist UVF supergrass trial, has been jailed for five years.

Jail for supergrass trial’s sole convict
The supergrass trial cost the taxpayer an estimated £20million. (© UTV)

Thirteen others were acquitted of a variety of charges - including the murder of UDA rival Tommy English.

Pollock, from Fortwilliam Gardens in Belfast, was convicted of supplying the sledgehammer used in the murder and giving one of the accused a false alibi.

On Wednesday, Belfast Crown Court judge Mr Justice Gillen told the 35-year-old father of two that terrorist offences called for severe sentences.

His step-sister Doreen, the widow of the murdered UDA chief, had pleaded for "some measure of clemency."

On completion of his jail term, Pollock will serve a further six months on supervised licenced parole.

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batteringram in antrim wrote (911 days ago):
think someones paid the price for the 13 others walking free,chin up neal
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