• Short Summary

    Violence in Northern Ireland reached a new peak last night (26/7 February) with the death of two policemen in a street gun battle.

  • Description

    Violence in Northern Ireland reached a new peak last night (26/7 February) with the death of two policemen in a street gun battle. Six other policemen were wounded, four of them in the same incident. The shootings have already led to renewed demands for the Northern Ireland police to be armed.

    There were numerous petrol-bomb attacks during the night of violence, and daylight showed the streets littered with burnt-out vehicles. Troops searched empty houses and individuals in a hunt for weapons, and the Northern Ireland Government announced it was imposing stringent restrictions on street movement tonight. Latest reports indicate that an uneasy calm has returned to the city.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE9Y3XSLITDBEZ54RSTP9PE6X0
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9Y3XSLITDBEZ54RSTP9PE6X0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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