Family vow to clear Bloody Sunday victim's name

Gerald Donaghy
Image caption 17-year-old Gerald Donaghey was one of 13 shot dead on Bloody Sunday

The family of a teenager shot dead on Bloody Sunday have said they are angry he is still being labelled a nail bomber.

The Saville report found that Gerald Donaghey was "probably armed with nail bombs but was not a threat at the time that he was shot".

The 17-year-old was a member of the IRA's youth wing, but witnesses said he did not have any bombs on him.

His family said they will fight to clear his name.

The Bloody Sunday families have planned a series of events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to mark the fortieth anniversary of the shootings.

Thirteen people were shot dead when soldiers opened fire on marchers during a civil rights march in Londonderry on 30 January, 1972. Another man died five months later.

Gerald Donaghey's niece Geraldine Doherty said her family are unable to move on.

"For us, it's still not finished. We have to keep fighting on and do whatever we have to do to get Gerald's name cleared," she said.

"I'll highlight Gerald's case at every opportunity. If it takes another 38 years, I'll do it. We're not going away."

A man who treated the teenager in his living room after he was shot said he was angry.

Raymond Brogan said Lord Saville's work was not finished.

"Lord Saville has done a lot in easing the concerns and fears of people about the reptutations of their loves ones, but he never finished the job," he said.

"I know for definite that that young man Gerald Donaghy was not carrying any bombs."