TAPES locked away for over quarter of a century reveal claims a soldier was jailed for 15 years on fabricated evidence.
Recordings passed to The Sun feature the key witness in the murder case alleging she was misinformed by RUC officers and told to sign blank pages.
Considering that RUC officers and UDR soldiers were armed uniformed servants of the Crown who were constantly under attack in the 1970s and 1980s, why were the RUC detectives involved in the "UDR Four" case willing to throw their supposed brothers-in-arms in the UDR under a bus (so to speak)?In 1992, three of the four soldiers, Noel Bell, Winston Allen, James Hagan, serving a 14-year minimum, were freed on appeal. It was a blow to the credibility of the RUC at the time. Yet a
fourth soldier, Neil Latimer, who claimed he was three miles away at the time, was said to have pulled the trigger and was never acquitted.
He spent 15 years behind bars for a murder that he insists he did not commit.
Latimer, 53, is now set to relaunch a bid to clear his name and tapes handed to this newspaper are set to play a key role.