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Relatives of Para victims take crusade to PM's door

By Tom Moseley

Relatives of people shot by the Paras have taken their campaign to Downing Street.

A delegation handed in a letter to Number 10 asking for an “independent international investigation” into the Ballymurphy killings in Belfast in 1971.

The Ballymurphy Massacre Families campaign also asked the Government to issue a “statement of innocence” in relation to the people killed.

The Army said it opened fire in the Ballymurphy area in response to republican gunfire.

Pat Quinn, whose brother Frank (19) was among those killed, said: “We will ask anyone, and go anywhere, until we discover the truth about what happened to our loved ones.”

The group was joined at Downing Street by Mark Durkan, SDLP MP for Foyle.

Mr Durkan said the families wanted an “independent investigation” into what happened.

He added: “I do not think it’s too much to ask.”

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