Claudy bomb victim wants to meet with Martin McGuinness

A victim of the 1972 Claudy bombings has said she wants to meet Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness, to ask the former IRA leader for answers on the atrocity.

Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the attacks which killed nine people.

Marjorie Leslie, who survived the bombs, told the BBC she wanted a face-to-face meeting with the deputy first minister.

Ms Leslie was one of dozens of people caught up in the three, no-warning car bombs which exploded in the County Derry village on the 31 July 1972.

No group has ever claimed responsibility for the attack but the IRA have been consistently blamed for carrying it out.

Mr McGuinness was a senior IRA leader in Derry at the time.

Earlier yesterday, Mr McGuinness described the Claudy bombings as "indefensible and appalling" and said the attacks were wrong and should not have happened.

However, East Derry MLA, John Dallat said Mr McGuinness 'should tell the whole truth about what happened'.