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

Published May 04 2021 at 10:24 PM GMT
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  • 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.



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  • Published May 4, 2021 10:24 PM GMT