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Martin McGuinness 'agrees to appear' before inquest over IRA activity

Published 19/01/2016

Martin McGuinness, the inquest heard, will co-operate.
Martin McGuinness, the inquest heard, will co-operate.

Martin McGuinness has agreed to appear before a legacy inquest to give evidence about the IRA's activities in Londonderry in July 1972, it has been reported.

The BBC says the deputy First Minister was asked to give a statement to the inquest by the family of Seamus Bradley.

Mr Bradley was shot dead by a soldier during the Army's Operation Motorman in the Creggan area in 1972.

Motorman was part of a massive military operation to reclaim 'no-go' areas around the city.

The inquest, being carried out by a senior judge, heard that Mr McGuinness will co-operate fully.

Lord Justice Weir is examining 56 cases involving 97 deaths as part of a major review of some of the most controversial cases in the Troubles.

Mr Bradley's family believe the Army knew the IRA was not active on the day he was killed and that the lethal force was not justified.

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