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Ammunition evidence withheld from Patsy Kelly’s murder probes

 
AMMUNITION linked to the murder of Trillick councillor Patsy Kelly was withheld from investigations, it has been revealed.
 
The son of Mr Kelly described the revelation as “another very sinister twist on the history of this case”.
 
Mr Kelly, a 33-year-old father of five, was abducted and murdered as he travelled home from the bar he was running in Trillick in July 1974.
 
His remains were finally discovered the following month in Lough Eyes, Co Fermanagh. No-one has been brought to justice for the killing.
 
The Kelly family has repeatedly stated that they are of the firm belief he was murdered by the security forces who also engineered a cover-up. 
 
The startling new development in the case was revealed on RTÉ Radio One programme ‘Drivetime’ after a Freedom of Information request on behalf of the Kelly family by Ciarán MacAirt of the charity, Paper Trail.
 
A British Army record in a Brigade Operations Log dated August 13, 1974, two and a half days after the discovery of Patsy Kelly’s body records that ammunition connected to the discovery of the body was found in the lough.
 
Some of the ammunition matched the same .45 calibre of bullet that was used to murder Mr Kelly.
 
However the information was withheld from the original inquest and a number of investigations in the decades that followed.
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