HC Deb 25 April 1972 vol 835 c267W
The Rev. Ian Paisley

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in what circumstances Mr. Alexander Johnston of Toomebridge, Northern Ireland was taken from a public house at Cargin and shot five times in the legs on Saturday night 15th April; and what arrests were made.

Mr. David Howell

Between 11 p.m. and 11.15 p.m. on 15th April three masked and armed men entered the licensed premises of Mr. Brian Mallon at Cargin, Co. Antrim. One of the intruders told the owner and patrons to get down on their knees on the floor. The same person then told Mr. Alexander Johnston, a 45-year old fisherman of Portlee West, Toomebridge, Co. Antrim, to go outside. He did so and was shot five times—four times in one leg and one in the other. The gunmen left the scene in a motor vehicle.

Exhaustive police investigations are continuing but no arrests have been made.

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