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Missing rifles

Issue No. 1688

Missing rifles

THE LONG overdue inquiry into the army shooting of 14 unarmed civilians in Northern Ireland in 1972 is due to begin this month. But three days before the government officially announced the inquiry in January 1998, the army started destroying vital evidence. The army destroyed 14 of the 29 rifles used by troops on the day of Bloody Sunday. It kept on destroying them even after the head of the inquiry, Lord Saville, explicitly ordered them to be kept safe.


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Sat 18 Mar 2000, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1688
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