Leo Norney Inquest

Fearghal Shiels of Madden & Finucane, Anne Wiggins, sister of Leo Norney and Paul Butler of Relatives for Justice

Leo Norney, aged 17 years, was shot dead by a member of the Black Watch Regiment of the British Army shortly after he got out of a black taxi in Turf Lodge on 13th September 1975. Leo was unarmed.

Leo Norney (17) from west Belfast was shot dead by British soldiers in 1975

The black taxi in which he was a passenger was stopped moments earlier by an army patrol on the Whiterock Road and his details were taken. The soldier who murdered Leo and other members of his patrol that night were later convicted and jailed for planting ammunition on an unarmed civilian. Tomorrow the President of the Coroners Court, Mrs Justice Keegan will assess when a newly ordered inquest into Leo’s death will be listed for hearing. Leo’s family will be in attendance.