AN inquest will take place next month in Derry into the death of local man Seamus Bradley who was killed by the British Army 45 years ago.
Seamus was aged 19 when he was shot dead by soldiers on the morning of July 31, 1972, during Operation Motorman.
The operation was a bid an attempt by the British Army to gain control of Catholic areas across Northern Ireland considered ‘no-go zones’ for the security forces.
The British Army have claimed that Mr Bradley, a member of the provisional IRA, was shot while while up a tree at Bishop’s Field.
They said he sustained additional injuries while falling.
But Mr Bradley’s family have rejected this, claiming that Seamus was shot while running from the area and sustained further injuries while in the custody of soldiers.
Daniel Hegarty, a 15-year-old teenager, also died after being shot in the Creggan area of Derry during the operation.
The inquest into Mr Bradley’s death is set to begin in Derry on Monday, December 11 at the local courthouse.