Republican News · Thursday 27 July 2000

[An Phoblacht]

RUC raid Derry GAA club

RUC search squad raided the Sean Dolans GAA club in Derry on Monday morning 24 July.

The RUC claimed they were searching for illegal alcohol but they left the premises 45 minutes later empty-handed according to local people .

ne Sands, the club's development officer, was in the premises on her own when a large RUC search squad arrived and demanded access.

At one point the RUC had considered extending their search to the Bunscoil which is adjacent to the club.

A local resident said they could see the RUC looking into the school through the windows while Anne Sands said the search squad told her they, ``have the power to enter the school if the keys couldn't be found''.

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