Northern Ireland

Wife of UVF murder victim threatens legal action over social media comments following screening of Unquiet Graves

Solicitor Kevin Winters
Solicitor Kevin Winters

The wife of a UVF murder victim has threatened legal action over comments made on social media following the screening of a film on the activities of the Glenanne Gang.

Solicitors for Margaret Campbell have issued pre-action correspondence after RTÉ broadcast Unquiet Graves last month.

Her husband Patrick Campbell was shot dead by Robin 'The Jackal' Jackson at their home in Banbridge in 1973.

Jackson was a suspected British agent and multiple loyalist killer.

The legal action relates to online comments referring to Ms Campbell, who witnessed her husband's murder.

It is understood the author has been accused of causing her emotional distress.

Her solicitor Kevin Winters, of KRW Law, said the comments were insensitive.

“Commentators need to be very careful when blithely commenting on the lived experience and trauma of bereaved families,” he said.

“Margaret Campbell displayed remarkable bravery in delivering her moving narrative in Unquiet Graves."