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7 October 2004 Edition

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IRA statement - IRA regrets teenager's death

Following a request from the family of 15-year-old Bernard Teggart from Belfast, the IRA has carried out an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death on 13 November 1973.

At the time, no formal claim of responsibility for his death was issued.

We can now confirm that Bernard Teggart was shot by the IRA.

We offer our sincere apologies to the Teggart family for the pain and grief we have caused.

The killing of Bernard Teggart should not have happened.

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