Co Derry man’s Massareene murder conviction quashed

A man jailed for murdering two British soldiers at an army base in Co Antrim has had his conviction quashed by Belfast's Court of Appeal.

47 year old Brian Shivers, from Magherafelt in Co Derry had challenged his conviction for the murders of sappers Mark Quinsey and Patrick Azimkar.

The soldiers who were both aged in their early 20's were shot dead outside Massereene barracks as they collected pizza in March 2009.

Shivers, who suffers from cystic fibrosis and has only a few years to live, was originally found guilty as a secondary party who aided and abetted by setting fire to the getaway car.

The PPS must now decide whether or not to seek a retrial.

Security Correspondent Alan Murray was in court...

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