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Gildernew welcomes review of Aidan McAnespie case.

21 January, 2016


Sinn Féin’s Michelle Gildernew has welcomed the decision to review the case of Aidan McAnespie who was shot dead by a British soldier in 1988.

 Ms Gildernew said,

 “Aidan McAnespie was shot dead at Aughnacloy in 1988 by a British soldier after years of harassment from the British army and RUC.

 “At the time the British soldier was charged with manslaughter but these charges were dropped in 1990.

 “The original case against the British soldier failed to hear all the evidence available.

 “So I welcome the decision by the Attorney General John Larkin to refer the case to the Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory.

 “It is important the family of Aidan McAnespie get the truth to what happened that day as Aidan walked through the British Army check point.

 “I will continue to support the family who have carried out a very dignified campaign to get justice for Aidan and hope that his inquest can now proceed as soon as possible.

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