Charges over RUC constable's murder

Published Saturday, 13 October 2012
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A man has been charged in connection with the murder of a Catholic RUC constable 19 years ago.

Charges over RUC constable's murder
Michael Ferguson was shot dead in Derry in 1993. (© Pacemaker)

Michael Ferguson, originally from Omagh, was shot dead in Shipquay Street in Londonderry in January 1993.

An IRA gunman shot the 21-year-old twice in the head and no one has ever been convicted of his murder.

The 39-year-old man has also been charged with three other offences relating to terrorism and is due to appear at Londonderry Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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Steven in manchester wrote (693 days ago):
Michael (Micky) was my best friend. Religion had nothing to do with. He tried so hard to change the reputation of Policing in his beat area. He was gaining the trust of shop owners and the public in his beat area. He was having a very positive attitude from everyone he came into contact with. He had a great personality and was a fab communicator always interested in chatting and meeting the shop owners. He would always nip in and say hello, have a laugh and joke. He was very friendly, maybe too friendly. He let his guard down. Those who knew Michael knew he loved his job and Northern Ireland lost a fantastic Police Officer who only wanted to do good for his community. I felt as though my gut had been torn out when I heard he'd had been killed. He was Michael, no different in or out of uniform, total Gentleman and sorely missed by his friends and family. RIP mate.
seamy in west belfast ireland wrote (701 days ago):
so wen it comes to civilian whos is murdered by ruc/british army or a republican murdered by a ruc/british army and theres enuff evidence against them will these ruc/british army men or women be brought to court for murder and if found guilty will they be locked up in maghberry etc be very intresting to see my guess is none of the above will never happen
McGillighan in Down wrote (702 days ago):
Next up we may see the brits charged for bloody sunday (DOAH!!)
Iseult in NI wrote (702 days ago):
Hopefully the many murders of members of the security forces are now beginning to be reexamined in the same way as those of civilian victims of the Troubles. Murder is murder and all murders deserve the same attention, the same determination to solve them. Those carrying out cold case reviews have more sophisticated resources at their disposal to help solve the murders than were available many years ago. BTW, I imagine this brave young policeman's religion was mentioned simply because being a Catholic policeman may have made him a more desirable target for certain terrorist organisations. I remember this particular murder very well; I hope it can finally be solved even after all these years.
Susannah in Liverpool wrote (702 days ago):
God love his parents.
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