27/09/2018

Bloody Sunday Victim Awarded Compensation For 'Pain, Injury And Suffering'

Belfast's High Court has awarded Michael Quinn compensation of £193,000 for injuries he sustained on Bloody Sunday.

On Sunday, 30 January, 1972, Mr Quinn suffered a gunshot wound to the face when members of the Army's Parachute Regiment opened fire on civil rights demonstrators.

Mr Quinn, who was 17 at the time, suffered a shattered cheekbone and nerve damage to his lip and eyelid.
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In total, 14 people died as a result of the Army's actions.

According to reports, in making the award, the judge said that the compensation payment was for Mr Quinn's "pain, suffering, and injury".

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