Isobel Leyland, of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, who was visiting her mother, was hit in the back by a single bullet as terrorists fired on a joint RUC-Army Land-Rover patrol in Flax Street, in the Ardoyne area. One bullet struck a Land-Rover and although none of the occupants was hurt, an elderly man nearby was hit in the arm. Police in Belfast called the killing a 'completely indiscriminate, reckless and senseless act'.
Mrs Leyland, 41, a mother of four and a native of Belfast, had been due to return to England last night after a 10-day visit. Her husband Brian flew to Ulster with their children, John, 21, Gerard, 18, Catherine, 14, and Rebecca, 12.
A man shot by the Irish People's Liberation Organisation in Newry, Co Down, earlier this week was yesterday in a serious condition. Paul McClelland, 29, a security guard at the local courthouse, was shot several times in his home.Reuse content