Mark Haddock

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Mark Haddock is a former RUC and PSNI Special Branch informant within the UVF. He is the main suspect in the murder of Raymond McCord Jr.[1]

Haddock is the subject of an investigative report by former Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan, in which he is described as "informant 1".[2]

The report found that intelligence reports, most of which were rated as 'reliable and probably true' linked Informant 1 to ten murders:

  • Mr Peter McTasney who died on 24 February 1991;
  • Ms Sharon McKenna who died on 17 January 1993;
  • Mr Sean McParland who was attacked on 17 February 1994, and died on 25 February 1994;
  • Mr Gary Convie who died on 17 May 1994;
  • Mr Eamon Fox who died on 17 May 1994, in the same attack as Mr Gary Convie;
  • Mr Gerald Brady who died on 17 June 1994;
  • Mr Thomas Sheppard who died on 21 March 1996;
  • Mr John Harbinson who died on 18 May 1997;
  • Mr Raymond McCord Junior who died on 09 November 1997
  • Mr Thomas English who died on 31 October 2000.

Less reliable intelligence suggested links to another five murders.[3]

Notes

  1. Brian Rowan, Haddock is the tip of the iceberg, Belfast Telegraph, 21 January 2007.
  2. Brian Rowan, Haddock is the tip of the iceberg, Belfast Telegraph, 21 January 2007.
  3. Statement by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland on her investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Raymond McCord Jr and related matters, 22 January 2007, p.7.