Sister of Mary Boyle to file complaint to GSOC over reports of 'cold case' review

Mary went missing near Ballyshannon in March 1977, when she was six years old

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Mary Boyle

The twin sister of missing person Mary Boyle is to file a complaint to the Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) over newspaper reports that there will be a 'Cold Case' review of Mary's disappearance.

The six-year-old, from Kincasslagh in Co Donegal, went missing while visiting her grandparents near Ballyshannon in March 1977.

Yesterday, it was reported that gardaí attached to the so-called 'Cold Case Review Team' would investigate the disappearance.

In a statement today issued on behalf of Mary's sister Ann Doherty, solicitor Darragh Mackin said: "It is deeply troubling, that a decision was taken to provide such a development in an exclusive to a national newspaper, before conveying same to our client."

Mr Mackin confirmed his client will be submitting a formal complaint to GSOC, calling for an 'urgent investigation' into the latest developments.

You can read the full statement issued on behalf of Ms Doherty below:

The Justice Minister confirmed yesterday that the Garda investigation into the disappearance of Mary is ongoing.