Protest over prose­cu­tion of Trou­bles army vet­eran

The Sunday Telegraph - - News -

Sup­port­ers of a for­mer Bri­tish sol­dier charged over the fa­tal 1974-shoot­ing of a man in North­ern Ire­land will call for an end to pros­e­cu­tions of veter­ans who served in the Trou­bles.

Den­nis Hutch­ings’s le­gal team have al­ready told a crown court judge in Belfast there was no ev­i­dence to prove the 75-year-old had used force un­law­fully when the man was shot dead by an Army pa­trol.

The for­mer sol­dier’s sup­port­ers will stage a protest near the Guards Me­mo­rial in Lon­don, on Satur­day.

Hutch­ings of Cawsand, Corn­wall, is ac­cused of at­tempted mur­der and at­tempt­ing to cause griev­ous bod­ily harm to un­armed John-Pat Cun­ning­ham, who was 27.

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