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Club cancels INLA killer function

Christopher 'Crip' McWilliams
Christopher "Crip" McWilliams was a convicted double killer

A west Belfast GAA club has cancelled a booking for a function to commemorate an INLA murderer.

The event, remembering Christopher 'Crip' McWilliams, had been due to be held at the St Paul's club next month.

In a statement, a club spokesman said its committee was not aware of the nature of the booking when it was made.

"We can now hopefully return to our primary function of serving our local community with sporting and cultural opportunities," he added.

In 1991, McWilliams, who died from cancer in June this year, shot dead a bar manager who had asked him to leave a Belfast snooker club.

Six years later, he shot and killed LVF leader Billy Wright in the Maze Prison.

On Wednesday, former sports minister Edwin Poots of the DUP called on St Paul's to cancel the booking, which had been made by a club member.


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