Posted on June 12, 2018
Mrs Thompson, 47, was shot dead in the garden of her Londonderry home on 6 November 1971, during an Army raid on the Creggan estate. A previous inquest into her death, held in 1972, returned an open verdict. A former soldier, soldier D, was in the witness box in March, when the fresh inquest began. Soldier D insisted he could not remember the names of three other soldiers, known as A, B and C. The inquest was halted on Thursday when it emerged the Ministry of Defence (MoD) had not been able to identify the three soldiers. It was adjourned just before an Army major gave his evidence.