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Victims of Plastic and Rubber Bullets.   

Brian Stewart

Brian Stewart, 13, of Turf Lodge, Belfast, died in hospital six days after he was struck by a British army plastic bullet yards from his home. His inquest heard that the soldier did not know the rules governing use of baton rounds. ...

Stephen McConomy

Stephen McConomy, 11, Derry city, died three days after being hit by a plastic bullet in April 1982. Witnesses said Stephen was standing with his hands in his pockets when he was struck from a distance of 17 feet. ...

Michael Donnelly

Michael Donnelly, 21, of Falls Road, Belfast, a dedicated social worker killed in Leeson Street in August 1980. No riot was in progress. The high court in Belfast heard the plastic bullet was fired "at a time when it was uncalled for and unjustified". ...

Frank Rowntree 

Frank Rowntree, 11, of west Belfast, died four days after being struck by an allegedly doctored rubber bullet in April 1972 fired by a member of the British army. His inquest heard a British army representative admit he did not know at what distance it was permissible to fire a rubber bullet gun or at which part of the body it should be aimed. ...

Tobias Molloy

Tobias Molloy, 18-year-old Strabane Republican, killed by a rubber bullet fired by a soldier at the Camels Hump border crossing in July 1972. Rubber bullets were fired at youths attending his funeral. ...

Thomas Friel

Thomas Friel, 21, of Derry city, died in May 1973, five days after being struck on the head by a rubber bullet as he returned home after a night out. ...

Stephan Geddis

Stephan Geddis, 10, of west Belfast, died in August 1975, two days after being struck on the head by a rubber bullet. ...

Paul Whitters

Paul Whitters, 15, Derry city, died in April 1981, 10 days after being struck on the head by a plastic bullet fired by the RUC. ...

Julie Livingstone

Julie Livingstone, 14, of Lenadoon estate, west Belfast, struck by a plastic bullet as she returned from a shop near her home in may 1981 and died the next day. Witnesses said rioting in the area began AFTER she was shot. ...

Carol Ann Kelly

Carol Ann Kelly, 12, of Twinbrook, west Belfast, was struck by a plastic bullet near her home in May 1981 and died two days later. She, too, was returning from a store and was carrying a carton of milk when she was shot. ...

Henry Duffy

Henry Duffy, 45, from Creggan, Derry city, was hit on the head and chest in the early morning of May 22, 1981, and died the same day. ...

Nora McCabe

Nora McCabe, 30, struck by a plastic bullet fired from an RUC Land Rover at 7.45 one morning in July 1981 and died next day. An RUC superintendent, a front seat passenger in the vehicle, told an inquest no shot was fired. A Canadian television crew provided footage to prove he had committed perjury. He was later promoted. ...

Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty, 33, of Divis Flats, west Belfast, was standing at his kitchen in July 1981 when British Marine Commandos fired a plastic bullet through the window, striking him on the head. He died seven days later. ...

Peter McGuiness

Peter McGuiness, 41, of Shore Road, north Belfast, died minutes after being hit by a plastic bullet in his front garden in August 1981. ...

John Downes

John Downes, 23, from Andersonstown, west Belfast, killed in the most public fashion when he was struck on the chest at point blank range by an RUC plastic bullet in front of television cameras at a Republican rally....

Keith White

Keith White 20 years, Houston Park, Mourneview estate, Lurgan, County Armagh, hit by a plastic bullet fired by a member of the RUC at an Apprentice Boys parade in Portadown on 31 March 1986. He died in hospital two weeks later on 14 April....

Seamus Duffy

Seamus Duffy, 15, of Oldpark, north Belfast, was struck in the rib cage as he ran from RUC vehicles in the New Lodge area in August 1989. He died shortly afterwards. ...

 



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