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IRA man's parents to see face of RUC officer who shot him dead

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
Pearse Jordan's parents leaving Laganside Courthouse on Monday
Pearse Jordan's parents leaving Laganside Courthouse on Monday

The parents of an IRA man shot dead by an RUC officer are to see the face of their son's killer for the first time.

The parents of the man, Theresa and Hugh Jordan, were present in court on Monday as a new inquest was opened into the shooting of their son on Arizona Street, West Belfast in November 1992.

Yesterday, Mr Jordan's parents saw for the first time the face of the officer who gave the order for his car to be searched on that day.

The security forces say they had information to suggest that Mr Jordan had a bomb in the car.

They saw the faces of some of the officers involved in the operation for the first time yesterday, but the public and the media were not allowed see to the officers over fears they could be targets for terrorist attacks.

A the inquest gets underway, the parents of Pearse Jordan will eventually see the face of the officer who shot their son.