HET Report Leaves Many Questions Unanswered.
Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has said that the HET report into the death of IRA Volunteer Seamus Bradley leaves many questions unanswered.
Mr McCartney said,
“The HET Report into the death of Seamus Bradley has not in anyway resolved the questions as to why Seamus was allowed to die.
“Given the recent revelation in a report by Dr Patricia Lundy which stated that the HET gave preference to and did not properly investigate British Army soldiers I am concerned that the HET report into Seamus Bradley’s death had the line, ‘If the soldiers were telling the truth then Seamus Bradley was killed lawfully’.
“If there is the slightest doubt that the soldiers were not telling the truth then the HET should not has issued its findings as lawful death. Many of the other witnesses have given different statement as to how and where Seamus was shot, as well as no weapon being found despite the fact that the British soldier said Seamus was armed with a sub machine gun.
“I am also horrified to learn that if Seamus had have been given immediate medical treatment he most probably would have survived, and questions need to be asked if this is true, why he was allowed to lie injured without receiving medical aid.
“It is important that the truth of the matter is brought out into the open and I believe that this inquiry has failed to do that in every way.”