Family awarded compensation for Bloody Sunday wounding of Patrick Campbell

Tue, 11/06/2019 - 15:00 -- Editor

The family of Patrick Campbell, who was shot in the back by a British soldier on Bloody Sunday are to be awarded more than £160,000, a High Court judge ruled today.

Patrick Campbell was seriously injured and quit his work as a docker after being severely wounded in January 1972.

The father of nine, who was aged 52 when he was shot, later died from cancer in 1985.

Mr Justice McAlinden held that his family should receive a payout of £163,048 from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to cover loss of earnings and damages in the case.