National Archives

Family of Stephen McConomy supports call on SoS to release Whitters files

Statement on behalf of the McConomy family. This is an open letter to Karen Bradley (SOS) supporting the call for these files to be open to the families. File named: CJ4/4402 Paul Whitters: killed by a plastic baton round, April 1981 (1981-83); closed for 75 years. Health & Safety, Personal Informat...

Mother of Paul Whitters calls on SoS Bradley to release files

Today marks 38 years since 15 year old Paul Whitters was shot in the head by a plastic bullet fired by a RUC officer. Paul's mother, Helen, is calling on the Secretary of State Karen Bradley to release files held in the National Archives concerning Paul's death that have been reclassified to remain...

Family of Stephen McConomy apply for new inquest

The family of Stephen McConomy have written to the Attorney General requesting he exercise his power under section 14 of the Coroners Act (NI) 1959 to direct a fresh inquest into his death.

File on death of Paul Whitters closed until 2059

PFC has become aware that a file directly relating to the death of Paul Whitters is held with the National Archives, but is closed until 2059 on the grounds outlined below. There are other files relevant to those that were killed by plastic bullets closed for 84 years, until 2071. This includes the...