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Kathleen Thompson shooting: Coroner appeals for information

Mother-of-six Kathleen Thompson was shot dead in Derry in November 1971

A CORONER probing the fatal shooting of Kathleen Thompson in Derry in 1971 has appealed for information.

An inquest into the killing of the 47-year-old by British soldiers is to begin at Derry Courthouse on October 27.

The mother-of-six was shot on November 6 1971 in disputed circumstances as she stood in the garden of her home at Rathlin Drive in the Creggan estate.

Coroner Patrick McGurgan asked anyone with information about Mrs Thompson's death to contact the Coroners Service by October 20.

He made a particular appeal to two girls who may have been standing on a wall at her home on the night she was shot and may also have spoken to her husband Patrick to get in touch.

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