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Tributes paid to justice campaigner John McAnespie following his death

Sep 21, 2022 18:09 By News Northern Sound
Tributes paid to justice campaigner John McAnespie following his death Tributes paid to justice campaigner John McAnespie following his death
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'It's sad that John will not be alive to hear the court judgement which he spent his life campaigning for'

A truth and justice campaigner for those impacted by the Troubles has paid tribute to fellow campaigner, John McAnespie following his death.

The late John McAnespie was known for his tireless work to seek justice, after his son Aidan was shot dead as he walked to Aghaloo GAA grounds on the Monaghan-Tyrone border in 1988.

Speaking to Northern Sound, Michael O'Hare who is part of the Troubles, Tragedy and Trauma group said it is a "sad affair" that the late John McAnespie passed away at a time when the McAnespie family are on the "verge" of getting a judgement on Aidan's case.

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Former Grenadier Guardsman David Jonathon Holden is before the Courts in Northern Ireland on a charge of manslaughter, while judgement in relation to the case was reserved back in July.

Mr O'Hare said his thoughts are with the McAnespie family at this time and expressed his disappointment that John would not be alive to hear the court judgement which he spent his life campaigning for:

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