30 Years Later

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Aidan McAnespie was shot dead by the British army near Aughnacloy, County Tyrone in February 1988

‘The PPS [Northern ireland Public Prosecution Service] have today confirmed that a solider of the Grenadier Guards will now face prosecution for manslaughter arising out of the unlawful killing of Aidan McAnespie.

Aidan McAnespie was shot dead by a soldier of the Grenadier Guards as he walked on the Aughnacloy Road, Co. Tyrone on 21st February 1988.

Mr McAnespie had just walked through a permanent vehicle check-point (PVCP) which was manned by the Grenadier Guards, when he was fatally wounded by one of three shots fired from a General Purpose Machine Gun located in one of the military sangers at the PVCP. He died at the scene.

KRW LAW LLP previously lodged representations with the Attorney General and Public Prosecution Service arising which duly prompted a review into the original decision not to prosecute. The PPS have today confirmed that on foot of the review, a decision has now been taken to prosecute.’

Statement from KRW LAW LLP on behalf of the family of Aidan McAnespie, this morning.

Soldier to face manslaughter charge over death of Aidan McAnespie (RTÉ)

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6 thoughts on “30 Years Later

  1. Friscondo

    About time too. They had been harassing and threatening him, long before they shot him in cold blood. It should be a murder charge.

  2. Bernie

    Auchnacloy was one of worst checkpoints to pass through along the border, always was a playground for the sadistic British Army.

  3. Catherine costelloe

    Heartbreaking for his family. Wonderful people to keep seeking justice for their boy .

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