Bloody Sunday: Campaigners still angry at Saville’s Gerald Donaghey findings

John Kelly, whose brother was among those killed on Bloody Sunday, pictured with the replica nail bombs and clothing similar to that worn by Gerald Donaghey on Bloody Sunday. DER2415MC004

John Kelly, whose brother was among those killed on Bloody Sunday, pictured with the replica nail bombs and clothing similar to that worn by Gerald Donaghey on Bloody Sunday. DER2415MC004

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Campaigners believe these photographs shatter claims that a teenager gunned down on Bloody Sunday was carrying four bulky nail bombs when shot.

One of the photos - taken yesterday by a ‘Journal’ photographer - shows tight-fitting clothing, similar to that worn by Gerald Donaghey (17) on the day he was killed, with nail bombs, resembling those he was alleged to have been carrying when shot, jammed into the pockets.

Clothing simillar to that worn by Gerald Donaghey on Bloody Sunday with the replica nail bombs jammed into the pockets. DER2415MC005

Clothing simillar to that worn by Gerald Donaghey on Bloody Sunday with the replica nail bombs jammed into the pockets. DER2415MC005

Both the teenager’s family and campaigners aiming to clear his name believe the bulky items - comprising, in all, 171 four inch nails and weighing almost five pounds - were simply far too obvious not to have been seen by a number of witnesses prior to their “discovery” at a British Army post.

They remain convinced the bombs were “planted” on him by the security forces after he died.

They spoke out after Lord Saville - the judge who chaired the Bloody Sunday Inquiry - stood by the tribunal’s conclusion that the Bogside teen was “probably” carrying the nail bombs when shot close to Abbey Park.

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