• Short Summary

    NORTHERN IRELAND: BELFAST

    A 19 YEAR OLD SOLDIER WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR MURDER IN A BELFAST COURT ON DECEMBER 14 - THE FIRST BRITISH SERVICEMAN TO RECEIVE SUCH A SENTENCE FOR FIRING A WEAPON WHILE ON DUTY IN NORTHERN IRELAND. PRIVATE IAN THAIN SHOT THOMAS REILLY DEAD AS HE RAN AWAY FROM A GROUP OF YOUTHS SHOUTING ABUSE AT AN ARMY PATROL. THAIN TOLD THE COURT HE THOUGHT REILLY HAD A GUN AND WAS ABOUT TO TURN ANN FIRE ON HIM. BUT REILLY. WHO WAS ROAD MANAGER FOR THE POP GROUP 'BANANARAMA' WAS FOUND TO BE UNARMED. HIS FATHER, JAMES REILLY. SAID HIS SON WAS KILLED WHILE DELIBERATELY WALKING AWAY FROM TROUBLE. BRITISH TROOPS HAVE BEEN STATIONED IN NORTHERN IRELAND PATROLLING THE STREETS OF ITS TOWNS SINCE SECTARIAN VIOLENCE ERUPTED THERE FIFTEEN YEARS AGO, BETWEEN HE PROTESTANT MAJORITY AN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC MINORITY.

    Source: BBC 1" VIDEOTAPE

  • Description

    AUGUST, 1983: STILL OF THOMAS
    REILLY MEMBERS OF 'BANANARAMA' AT REILLY'S FUNERAL
    DECEMBER, 1984: JAMES REILLY LEAVING COURT
    JAMES REILLY SPEAKING TO REPORTER
    Initials


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    Background: NORTHERN IRELAND: BELFAST

    A 19 YEAR OLD SOLDIER WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR MURDER IN A BELFAST COURT ON DECEMBER 14 - THE FIRST BRITISH SERVICEMAN TO RECEIVE SUCH A SENTENCE FOR FIRING A WEAPON WHILE ON DUTY IN NORTHERN IRELAND. PRIVATE IAN THAIN SHOT THOMAS REILLY DEAD AS HE RAN AWAY FROM A GROUP OF YOUTHS SHOUTING ABUSE AT AN ARMY PATROL. THAIN TOLD THE COURT HE THOUGHT REILLY HAD A GUN AND WAS ABOUT TO TURN ANN FIRE ON HIM. BUT REILLY. WHO WAS ROAD MANAGER FOR THE POP GROUP 'BANANARAMA' WAS FOUND TO BE UNARMED. HIS FATHER, JAMES REILLY. SAID HIS SON WAS KILLED WHILE DELIBERATELY WALKING AWAY FROM TROUBLE. BRITISH TROOPS HAVE BEEN STATIONED IN NORTHERN IRELAND PATROLLING THE STREETS OF ITS TOWNS SINCE SECTARIAN VIOLENCE ERUPTED THERE FIFTEEN YEARS AGO, BETWEEN HE PROTESTANT MAJORITY AN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC MINORITY.

    Source: BBC 1" VIDEOTAPE

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA641PYUIODO3PWLL948BN0PF19
    Media URN:
    VLVA641PYUIODO3PWLL948BN0PF19
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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