13 May 2019

Ballymurphy soldiers ‘out of control’, says ex-paratrooper

A former British corporal has told the inquest into the 1971 Ballymurphy killings in West Belfast that some within the Parachute Regiment were “psychopaths” who were “out of control”.

The 70-year-old broke down in tears as he said his fellow soldiers were prepared to shoot anyone who was out on the streets, considering them to be associated with the IRA, regardless of their age or sex.