Human rights group, Ulster Human Rights Watch (UHRW) says the legal process dealing with the Kingsmill massacre is not yet closed.

UHRW Advocacy Support Worker, Jonathan Larner, said: “The conclusion of the inquest has not resulted in closure for the families of the victims.

“This has been a protracted, painful and wholly unsatisfactory process. Evidence from An Garda Siochana in a closed court leaves left much to be desired. It did nothing for openness and transparency when it came to dealing with the legacy of the past.

“Furthermore, it is regrettable that the Coroner did not address the discontent of the families who walked out of the Inquest several years ago.

“We will await the findings and note from the Coroner’s comment how there was no assistance from people purporting to represent the IRA or the wider republican movement.

“The Coroner went on to say that the absence of any commentary or evidence ‘may very well be telling’ when it came to his conclusions.

“This atrocity 48 years ago is still causing pain and hurt. There is no accountability, nothing from a self-styled ‘army’ that held to military rules and no admission of their brutal sectarian murder campaign.”