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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Bloody Sunday family £160k payout

The family of 52 year old Patrick Campbell who was shot on Bloody Sunday in the Bogside area of Londonderry, have been awarded over £160k in compensation.
Mr Campbell was shot at close range by a Paratrooper and had to quit his job, surviving till 1985 when he died of Cancer.
From being shot till his death, Mr Campbell also developed chronic depression.
Mr Justice McAlinden told the High Court that Mr Campbell;

“Would not have given up a job that was ‘his life’ unless compelled to do so for reasons directly attributable to being shot on Bloody Sunday. It is entirely understandable that a man of reasonable fortitude would crumble under the weight of these stresses and engage in the harmful use of alcohol, with bouts of drinking being followed by periods of intense embarrassment and regret.”

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