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Woman who comforted John Hume in wake of Greysteel breaks silence after 27 years

'I just wanted John to know that ordinary people really cared about his drive for peace'

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John Hume breaks down at one of the funerals

John Hume breaks down at one of the funerals

A police officer at the scene of the Greysteel massacre

A police officer at the scene of the Greysteel massacre

A woman lays a floral tribute to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the atrocity

A woman lays a floral tribute to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the atrocity

John Hume breaks down at one of the funerals

Finuala Wyer - the stranger who briefly comforted late SDLP leader John Hume in his darkest hours in the aftermath of of a loyalist massacre - has spoken for the first time about her act of kindness.

It was November 1993, a time of almost unbearable trauma and one of the most violent times since the earliest days of the Troubles.

Mr Hume stood desolate in a graveyard in the small Co Londonderry village of Greysteel.