Judicial Communications Office

22nd OCTOBER 2020

PRESS NOTICE

LEGACY INQUEST UNIT

APPEAL FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE DEATH OF LEO ANTHONY NORNEY ON 13TH SEPTEMBER 1975

The inquest into the death of 17 year old Leo Norney on 13th September 1975 is to be heard by Coroner McGurgan on a date to be fixed.

On the evening of 13th September 1975, around 11pm, Leo Norney was in the Ardmonagh Gardens area of Turf Lodge when he was fatally shot.

Leo had been out socialising that evening and was said to be making his way to meet his girlfriend who was babysitting in that area.  Witnesses stated he had just alighted from a black taxi at Shepherd’s Path near the top of the Whiterock Road, before the shooting occurred

The Coroner, Mr McGurgan, requests that anyone who can assist this inquest in examining the death of Leo Norney make contact with the Legacy Inquest Unit.  There may, for example, be persons who were in the area at the relevant time or who were in the black taxi with Leo or who may have relevant information concerning the death.  It would be particularly useful to identify the driver of the black taxi.

Any individual who was in the area at the relevant time or who may have information in relation to the death of Leo Norney is requested to contact the Legacy Inquest Unit using the contact details below.

The contact details are:

Legacy Inquest Unit
Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service
1st Floor
Laganside House
23-27 Oxford Street
Belfast
BT1 3LA

Telephone: 90 446 829
Email: legacy@courtsni.gov.uk

ENDS

If you have any further enquiries about this or any other court related matter please contact:

Alison Houston
Judicial Communications Officer
Lord Chief Justice’s Office
Royal Courts of Justice
Chichester Street
BELFAST
BT1 3JF

Telephone:  028 9072 5921
Fax:  028 9023 6838
E-mail: Alison.Houston@courtsni.gov.uk