Saturday 18 November 2017

Mum of shooting victim still hopes she'll get justice

Anthony Campbell pictured with his mother Christine Campbell
Anthony Campbell pictured with his mother Christine Campbell

Laura Lynott

The mother of tragic murder victim Anthony Campbell has said she will never give up hope of getting justice for her son.

Christine Campbell, who has been living in England with her husband Mark Holman for several years, spoke out on the 10th anniversary of her son's brutal shooting today.

Apprentice plumber Anthony was murdered in Finglas as he opened the door of a house he was working in. The real target of the gun attack was notorious gangster Martin 'Marlo' Hyland. The gunman shot Anthony before shooting the crime lord as he lay in bed.

Anthony's brutal killing caused outrage as he was a completely innocent victim caught in the gangland crossfire.

Read more: 'I feel like my granddaughter has filled a void in my heart' - Mum of innocent murder victim Anthony Campbell

Ms Campbell told the Irish Independent she had not heard from investigating gardaí for over two years before a call from the blue recently.

"I thought gardaí in Dublin had forgotten because I hadn't heard from them for two-and-a-half years, not a call," she said.

The heartbroken mother said she was "overcome" after getting the call from Finglas gardaí.

"I picked up the phone and it was a female officer on the line, telling me the case means a lot to them and they haven't forgotten Anthony," she said. "The woman officer who called me made me feel hopeful.

"I won't give up until I have justice for Anthony."

Irish Independent

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