Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 28 December 2014

Bar bomber's son turned killer too

Like father, like son — murder convictions run in the family of McGurk’s bar bomber Robert James Campbell.

Sunday Life can reveal that Robert James Campbell Jr was also jailed for loyalist sectarian murders in the Seventies.

Robert James Campbell Sr was given 15 life sentences for the McGurk’s Bar bombing in December 4, 1971 and another life sentence for the murder of Protestant workman, John Morrow in January 1976.

When he was asked about his family last week, Campbell Sr, known as ‘Jimmy’, was reluctant to say anything.

And here may be one of the reasons why. For the son named after him — Robert James Jr followed in his father’s UVF footsteps.Like his dad, he was involved in the murders of both Catholics and Protestants.

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

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