Former soldier to be prosecuted for 1972 killing of boy in Derry

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Unidentified veteran ‘Soldier B’ faces charge of murdering 15-year-old Daniel Hegarty

A former British soldier is to be prosecuted for the murder of a teenage boy who was shot dead in Northern Ireland in 1972.

The veteran, identified as “Soldier B”, will face the charge of murdering 15-year-old Daniel Hegarty in the Creggan area of Derry, prosecutors have announced.

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