Nephew of woman murdered 70 years ago “knows who main suspect is”

The nephew of a Donegal woman murdered in Scotland almost 70 years ago has claimed that he knows who the key suspect is.

Gertrude Canning from County Donegal was 20 years old when she was shot several times and her body was dumped in a field close to the army base where she worked in June 1942. She had left the base to post a letter to her father in Lifford.

It arrived three days before her body was found in a hedge by children.

Ms Canning was a member of the Womens Royal Naval Services (WRN).

Her killer was never caught but her nephew Liam Canning has now told the BBC he knows the identity of the serviceman suspected of the murder.

He says police in Scotland have said that if the case were to come before them now they would solve it.

Mr Canning stressed the family is not looking for revenge, and just wants to show the proper respect to his aunt, 70 years after her death.

In June, family members will travel to Inverary where they will unveil a plaque in her memory.