28/05/2010

Larkin Orders New SAS Killing Probe

The newly appointed Attorney General for Northern Ireland has plunged straight into controversy - by ordering a fresh inquest into the case of the SAS killing of Francis Bradley.

John Larkin has ruled on the case where the 20-year-old man died after he was shot eight times in disputed circumstances by the elite and secretive Army regiment near Toomebridge, Co Londonderry in February 1986.
News Image
At the original inquest in Magherafelt in 1987 the two men who fired the fatal shots were not obliged to give evidence.

In 2006, the Sinn Fein weekly paper, An Phoblacht, carried tributes on the 20th anniversary of the IRA man's death.

It read, 'In proud and loving memory of Volunteer Francis Bradley, who was murdered on 18 February 1986' and went on to list a range of republican organisations and individuals who wished to commemorate the death.

(BMcC/GK)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

07 November 2017
Man Arrested Over Hit-And-Run
A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a Co Antrim man was killed in a hit-and-run in Merseyside, Liverpool. Matthew Bradley, originally from Glenavy, was struck by a car on The Strand on Friday, 03 November. The driver "sped off southbound away from the city centre", according to Merseyside Police.
22 June 2010
Border CIT Robbers Are Hunted
Police along the border are hunting armed robbers who stole a cash box from a security guard yesterday. The SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA, Dominic Bradley condemned the armed robbers who stole cash in transit (CIT) at Meigh in South Armagh on Monday afternoon.
20 December 2007
Quinn Family Keep Up Pressure On Son's Murder Case
The parents of Paul Quinn, the young man said to have been murdered by IRA members, are now more confident the Irish Government is doing all in its power to bring the killers to justice.
01 February 2008
Ballymurphy Murder Accused Remanded
A court has today heard of a brutal killing in a troubled area of west Belfast. A 49-year-old man was remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of Gerald Devlin, a west Belfast father-of-six. Anthony Notorantonio whose address was not given in court, is also charged with affray on the same date.
19 May 2005
LVF denies involvement in Ballyhalbert killing
A loyalist paramilitary organisation linked to the disappearance and murder of a Co Down woman in February has said its members were not involved in her killing.