Motion: New inquest into killing of Michael Leonard

Special Council Meeting - 18th October 2021

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council supports the family of Michael  Leonard in their ongoing fight for a new inquest into his killing on the 17th   May 1973 at Letter, Co Fermanagh.

As such this Council calls on;

  • The Attorney General to grant a fresh and transparent inquest into the killing of Michael Leonard;
  • the Police Ombudsman to undertake an immediate criminal investigation into the actions of the personnel travelling in the Police Land Rover from which the shots directed at Michael Leonard’s car were fired; and,
  • the British Government, the British MOD and the PSNI to fully co-operate with any fresh investigation into the killing of Mr. Leonard, including making available all relevant Police and Military records and with the location of potential witnesses.

Proposed by: Proposed by Councillor Currie and seconded by Councillor Feely