Derryman refused compensation following 2009 RAAD shooting

A Derry man who was shot by the vigilante group Republic Action Against Drugs, has been refused compensation for his injuries.

In what is thought to be a case of mistaken identity, 45-year-old Paul Ward was shot twice in the stomach and still has a bullet lodged in his back since the shooting three years ago.

Mr Ward now claims the Compensation Agency says he will not be compensated because he did not co-operate with the police investigation into the shooting. He says he told the police everything he remembers about that night, including a name mentioned by one of his attackers.

Speaking earlier on the Shaun Doherty Show - Mr Ward said a reference he made to approaching his attackers on the street was a reference to RAAD in generral rather than his specific attackers........

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