Jean Mc Bride, mother of murdered Belfast teenager Peter Mc Bride, has welcomed the intervention of a number of US Senators who have called for an investigation into the award of a US DoD Iraq contract to a firm led by Tim Spicer, a former Scots Guards officer who was CO in Belfast when her son was murdered. Spicer later claimed that the murder by soldiers under his command was justified, that Peter Mc Bride ‘probably’ had a weapon which locals disposed of, that he had lured his soldiers into a trap and that Wright and Fisher should never have been prosecuted. Spicer’s claims, which caused great hurt to the family, were rejected at trial. Responding today Jean Mc Bride said,

“Peter’s anniversary is this coming Saturday and it is comforting to see such high profile support from the US. We are awaiting judgement from the courts in the battle to have Wright and Fisher kicked out of the British Army and its great to see that our family is not alone. Even the US presidential candidate John Kerry, has taken this on board and spoken out against this contract. Surely some day soon justice will be done.”