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A plaque in the Markets area of Belfast where he was shot dead in 1972

A plaque in the Markets area of Belfast where he was shot dead in 1972

Official IRA activist Joe McCann

Official IRA activist Joe McCann

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A plaque in the Markets area of Belfast where he was shot dead in 1972

Two former paratroopers accused of the 1972 murder of Official IRA man Joe McCann will find out next week if their identities are to remain secret during their trial.

On Tuesday, just two days short of the 49th anniversary of the controversial shooting lawyers for the two soldiers, known only so far as Soldiers 'A' and 'C', applied for an anonymity order to prevent them being named.


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