Coroner appeals for information over 1972 death of IRA man

IRA man, Seamus Bradley (19) died after he was shot by British soldiers during Operation Motorman in July 1972.
Seamus McKinney

A CORONER has issued an appeal for information about the killing of Derry IRA man Seamus Bradley in 1972.

Mr Bradley (19) was killed during Operation Motorman as British soldiers moved into the Creggan to clear no-go areas. The teenager was shot a number of times.

A new inquest into Mr Bradley’s death will open at Derry’s Bishop Street courthouse on December 11. In advance the Coroner’s Office has issued a new appeal for information.

A spokeswoman for the office said: "His Honour Judge Kinney requests that if anyone can assist this inquest in examining this death, they should make contact with the coroner’s service.

“There may, for example, be persons with relevant information concerning the death but who have not yet brought that information to the attention of the authorities or persons who were in the vicinity of Bishop’s Field or the Creggan shops.”

She urged anyone with information to contact the office at 028 90 446829.

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