HET opens new probe into army killing of Strabane man 40 years ago today

The Historical Enquiries Team has opened a new investigation into the killing of a Strabane man by the British Army 40 years ago today.

A commemoration will take place this evening to mark the 40th anniversary of the killing of 24 year old Eamon Mc Devitt by a member of the Royal Marine Commandos.

Mr Mc Devitt, who was deaf and mute, was shot at Fountain Street in August 1971, with his family continuing a campaign to clear his name following an army claim that he was brandishing a gun and about to open fire.

His family say that is a lie.

Sinn Fein Councillor Karina Carlin hopes this new investigation will clear Mr Mc Devitt's nasme, and says the fact that the inquest into his death returned an open verdict is significant...........

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