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29 April 1999 Edition

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Back issue: SAS victim was shot in back

Gavin Shuter, the uncle of Jim Taylor, the wildfowler shot dead by the SAS while on a hunting expedition in Coagh, County Tyrone last September, has called for the SAS men to be charged with murder.

His call follows the leak to the Press Association in Belfast last week of a pathologist's report which shows that Jim Taylor, a 23-year-old Protestant from Coagh, was shot once in the back and twice in the side of his chest as he fell to the ground.

At the time of the shooting, the SAS claimed that they were in a ``terrorist situation'' and were ``acting in good faith''.

Responding to the press leak, the RUC said that none of the SAS men involved in the killing would be charged. A report on the killing had been submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions, who had directed that there was no case to be made against the Brits.

An Phoblacht, 28 April 1979


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