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McCartney welcomes High Court decision on Daniel Hegarty killing

23 May, 2018 - by Raymond McCartney


Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed a decision by the High Court to overturn a decision not to prosecute the soldier who shot Derry youth, Daniel Hegarty during Operation Motorman. 

Raymond McCartney said:

"We welcome the High Court's ruling to overturn a previous decision not to prosecute the soldier who shot dead Daniel Hegarty at close range during Operation Motorman in Derry. 

"I would like to commend the Hegarty family who have been campaigning for many years to have the truth told about how Daniel was killed. This ruling is an important step on their road to reaching the truth and justice. 

“All families are entitled to truth and justice and the best way to achieve that is through the legacy structures agreed at Stormont House. They should be established without further delay. 

“The British Secretary of State should immediately release the funding and enable the Lord Chief Justice to proceed with his plan to clear the backlog of legacy inquests.

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