Arlene Arkinson was last seen in a car driven by Robert Howard
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Arlene Arkinson inquest hears claim Robert Howard was a police informer

The child killer Robert Howard was a police informer, according to a claim made at the inquest into the murder of County Tyrone teenager Arlene Arkinson.

The 15-year-old, from Castlederg, disappeared after a school disco in Donegal in 1994 and was last seen in a car being driven by Howard.

He was acquitted of Arlene's murder in 2005, by a jury who were not told he had murdered another teenager in England.

The informer claim was made by Patricia Quinn, the mother of one of Arlene's friends.

Lisa McAlister reports.

  • 25 Feb 2016