The family of a teenager gunned down by the British Army in the early years of the Troubles are appealing for witnesses to the killing to come forward. Gerard Gibson was shot in the head in Carrigart Avenue in Lenadoon on July 11, 1972.  His family are hoping the investigation into the 16-year-old’s murder will be reopened and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

“Gerard was shot by the army at a gable wall in Carrigart Avenue,” Gerard’s sister Margaret told the Andersonstown News this week.

“We know there were some eyewitnesses to what happened and we would ask them to come forward and tell us what they remember about the incident. The Suffolk Road has changed a lot so we are also asking for anyone with old photographs of the area to come forward because it could be helpful on our campaign to get the case reopened.

“We will be working with Relatives for Justice on this matter but in the meantime would like to gather as much information as we can to bring to them.

“Any information is welcome as it could be the vital piece we need to boost the campaign.  In the past the Historical Enquiries Team haven’t seemed at all helpful so we need all the information we can and are appealing for the community’s help.”

Anyone with any information about the killing of Gerard Gibson can contact Margaret on 07967600192.