Ten people killed in west Belfast 50 years ago in disputed shootings involving British soldiers were “entirely innocent”, a coroner has ruled.The British Army has been found to be responsible for nine of the 10 deaths in August 1971, which included a mother-of-eight and a Catholic priest.Presiding Coroner Mrs Justice Keegan said there was not enough evidence for her to determine where the shot that killed the 10th victim, John McKerr, came from, but branded it “shocking” that there was no adequate investigation of the killing afterwards.
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Patsy Mullan visits the grave of his brother Fr Hugh Mullan in Portaferry, Northern Ireland, on the eve of the publication of the findings of the Ballymurphy inquests. Fr Mullan was among 10 people shot dead in west Belfast 50 years ago in August 1971.Findings will be published on May 11 following fresh inquests into the fatal shootings in disputed circumstances involving the Army in west Belfast 50 years ago.
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The solicitor for the family of Official IRA leader Joe McCann, who was shot dead in 1972, reacts after a Belfast court ruled statements made by two former paratroopers accused of his murder should be excluded as evidence in their trial.Laganside Court in Belfast heard that the prosecution accepted that if the evidence was excluded the charges against the defendants must fail. The prosecution is considering an appeal against the ruling.
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