Potato Rustling

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Details

Location

Ballyclare

Year

1976

Source

BBC NI

Format

film

colour

Length

02min 41sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI

Rights Holder

BBC NI

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Description

Norman Stockton reporting on the theft of a large quantity of potatoes from Gardiner Wilson's Ballyclare farm.

Notes

Shankill Butchers sentenced. A group of 11 Loyalists known as the 'Shankill Butchers' were sentenced to life imprisonment for 112 offences including 19 murders. The 11 men were given 42 life sentences and received 2,000 years imprisonment, in total, in the form of concurrent sentences. [The Shankill Butchers had begun killing Catholics in July 1972 and were not arrested until May 1977. The Loyalist gang operated out of a number of Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) drinking dens in the Shankill Road area of Belfast. The gang was initially led by Lenny Murphy but it continued to operate following his imprisonment in 1976. The Shankill Butchers got their name because not only did they kill Catholics but they first abducted many of their victims, tortured them, mutilated them with butcher knives and axes, and then finally killed them.]' Source: CAIN website http://cain.ulst.ac.uk

Credits

Reporter - Norman Stockton