Jury rejects Army story on shooting

An inquest jury in Northern Ireland ruled that Seamus McElwain, an IRA man, was killed by the SAS five minutes after being wounded by them in an ambush in 1986.

The jury at Enniskillen rejected the evidence of military witnesses that a challenge had been shouted before troops opened fire in Co Fermanagh. The decision seems certain to lead to a fresh 'shoot-to-kill' controversy.

Extradition proceedings are to be opened against Joseph Magee, 26, who is wanted in Derby in connection with the killing of Michael Newman, an army sergeant, last April. Mr Magee was arrested in Limerick in the Irish Republic.