The murder of Peter McBride
Brief introduction to the case of Peter Mc Bride
September 4 1992 Peter Mc Bride, 18 year-old father of two young daughters,
was stopped by a foot patrol of the Scots Guards in Spamount St, off the New
Lodge Rd in Belfast. After an identity check and a thorough body search, which
found him to be unarmed, Peter ran from the patrol and was chased by the soldiers.
During the chase the soldier in charge ordered his men " don't shoot".
Seconds later a witness heard the words "shoot the bastard ". Two
soldiers, Guardsmen Mark Wright and Jim Fisher, shot at him, hitting him twice
in the back from a range of some 70 yards. Peter, seriously wounded, stumbled
through a house before collapsing in the back entry behind his sisters
Below are some documents relating to this case.
- Open letter from Jean Mc Bride to the Queen, May 13th 2002.
- The judgement of the McBride Judicial
Review, April 24th 2002.
- Judgement delivered in McBride Judicial
Review, April 17th 2002.
- March 2002 Update.
- Victim's mum pleads for 'end to agony', November 2001.
- No Grazie to Scots Guards in Italy.
- Declaration regarding the stationing in Germany of the two murderers of
the Irish citizen Peter McBride. Our friends in the Peter McBride campaign
in Germany have made the attached translation of the Petition they are bringing
to the German Government in an effoert to have the two Scots Guards removed
from Germany. Download the declaration as a Microsoft Word Document in a zip
archive here. Please
pass on the document to as many people as possible, sign it and return it
to the address supplied.
- Mc Bride International Day of Action
- Call for Third International Day of
Action on Mc Bride case
- Peter McBride Judicial review - update day
- Peter McBride Judicial review - update day
- Peter McBride - German campaign
- The full text of the adjournment
debate on 13.12.00 in Dail Eireann, the Irish Parliament, on the decision
by the British Army to retain Scots Guards Fisher and Wright. Contributions
from Deputies Keaveney and Currie and the government response from Foreign
Minister Brian Cowen.
- Judical Review - The full hearing of the judicial review of the Army Board
decision to retain in the British Army two soldiers convicted of the murder
of Peter McBride will take place on March 29 and 30 2001
- PFC statement on the new Secretary of State, Dr Reid, 'Has
Serious Questions To Answer In Mc Bride Case'
- A London based protest on behalf
of the family of Peter McBride which is taking place on Saturday January 27,
- A follow-up to British tabloid newspaper The News of the World article
on the McBride case.
- German Defence Minister requests explanation
- Dail Eireann condemns the Scots
- Judical Review applied for in Mc Bride
case / PFC publishes Restricted MOD document listing 'exceptional reasons'
- 'Christmas card' received from Scots
- Bloody Sunday relatives support McBride
day of action
- McBride Protesters at Mandelson Visit
- Peter McBride - International Day of
- Statement from US Congressman Walsh
on McBride Case
- November 24, 2000 - News on the
Peter Mc Bride case, the murderers are to be retained in the British Army.
- The December 2000 Day of Protest
for the Peter McBride case.
- The week of action planned for September
2000 around the Peter McBride case.
- A chronology of events in the case
of murdered teenager Peter McBride.
- A June 2000 press release from the
PFC calling for a zero tolerance murder policy
- An article by Roy Greenslade in The
Guardian referring to the Daily Mail coverage of the case, published on 22
- An open letter to author Tim Spicer,
former Commanding Officer of the Scots Guards, published in "Ireland
On Sunday", 31 October, 1999.
- Saturday 4 September 1999 press release
update on the judicial review of the Scots Guards decision. The link also
contains a relevant article from the Irish
News of the same date.
- Wednesday 2 June 1999 press release update
on the judicial review of the Scots Guards decision (Peter McBride case)
- May 28 1999 Press release on the judicial
review of the Scots Guards decision by the Army Board
- September 2nd 1998 Update
- Scots Guards Murderers Released
- See the Secretary of State announcement on the matter here
on the N. Ireland Office website.
- Relatives For Justice comment on
- Further comment from the PFC,
insensitivity shown towards Mc Bride family claims campaigners
- The following article from the Pat Finucane Centre was published in the
Irish News, Friday August 14, regarding the upcoming review of the life sentences
imposed on two Scots Guards for the 1992 murder of Peter Mc Bride.The article
includes testimony from a number of the soldiers involved in the incident
that has never before been made public. It can be accessed here.
- Briefing on the case of Peter McBride
and the campaign to free his murderers.
See also weekly news updates 15th Feb 98, 2nd Feb 98, 30 Oct, 27 Oct,
1st June , 6th
July, 3 August 97 and 30th
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