Thursday 22 February 2018

Man held over IRA murder of bus driver who was shot in front of schoolchildren

A murder inquiry is under way
A murder inquiry is under way

Deborah McAleese

A man has been arrested in connection with the IRA murder of a bus driver who was shot dead in front of a number of schoolchildren in 1982.

James Gibson, 50, a widowed father of seven, had stopped his bus in Coalisland, Co Tyrone, to let children off when he was attacked by two masked gunmen.

The shooting, on December 2 1982, was witnessed by a number of children.

The PSNI said officers in the Legacy Investigation Branch have arrested a 54-year-old man in connection with the murder.

He remains in police custody.

Press Association

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