Ex-soldiers on Joe McCann IRA murder charge are cleared after statements ruled inadmissible

Published May 04 2021 at 10:24 PM GMT
  • TWO former paratroopers on trial for the 1972 murder of an IRA chief have been acquitted due to lack of evidence.
  • The men, known as Soldiers A and C, fired shots at Joe McCann on a Belfast street.
  • But on Tuesday the trial collapsed as prosecutors ruled out challenging a decision to exclude statements made.



  • Published May 4, 2021 10:24 PM GMT