Arkinsons to claim PSNI compensation

THE sister of Arlene Arkinson is set to sue the PSNI 18 years after the teenager went missing.

Kathleen Arkinson, who this week told the Strabane Chronicle that she no longer harbours any hope that the authorities will find her sister, revealed the civil action is a claim for compensation arising out of an incident in the days following Arlene’s disappearance.

Ms Arkinson alleges that police at the time unlawfully detained her in her own home and severely damaged her property and her garden, which detectives were digging through for a trace of the teenager.


Arlene Arkinson went missing 18 years this Tuesday. The Castlederg teen left a nightclub in Bundoran in the early hours of August 14, 1994, before being driven away in a two-door car.
Sister Kathleen will have her case heard in Omagh Courthouse on August 30, the day before her late father’s birthday.


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