Boston College Project: Winston Rea loses legal challenge
9 February 2015
A loyalist has lost a legal bid to stop Northern Ireland police getting tapes of interviews he gave to an American university.
Winston Rea was one of dozens of former paramilitaries who provided testimonies to Boston College’s Belfast Project.
A judge was told the police needed tapes of Mr Rea’s interviews in order to meet a legal duty to probe serious crimes spanning three decades.
Mr Rea had issued proceedings to try to stop the PSNI obtaining the material.