Richard Moore teaming up with ex-soldier for event

Richard Moore.
Richard Moore.
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A Derry charity worker will this weekend team up with the former British soldier who fired the rubber bullet which blinded him for a reconciliation event in England.

Richard Moore and Charles Innes will present their talk, ‘A Gift of Reconciliation’, at St Cuthbert’s Church, Norham, Northumberland, tomorrow afternoon.

The two men will also be presenting their talk over two sessions at Berwick Academy as part of a series of Remembrance Day events.

It was in 1972 that a 10 year old Richard Moore was blinded by a rubber bullet fired into his face.

He says he forgives the former soldier who shot him.

Mr Moore has stayed with the soldier as a guest in his home and has met him on numerous occasions.

He said he wanted the retired major to know that “I have no resentment or hatred towards you”. (See Sunday Journal for full story)