Omagh campaigner dies before damages case is heard

One of the most vociferous campaigners for victims of the Omagh bombing has died.

Laurence Rush passed away at Knockmoyle Lodge nursing home outside Omagh early this morning.

His wife Elizabeth, was among 29 people killed in the atrocity in August 1998 which was carried out by the Real IRA.

Last year, a High Court judge reversed the decision to throw out a damages claim brought by Mr Rush against the police and government.