Bernard Teggart 15 year old Belfast boy assassinated by Provisional IRA as an informer 1973
Bernard Teggart, 15 years, from New Barnsley Crescent, Belfast, N Ireland, who was assassinated 13th November 1973 by the Provisional IRA. His badly-beaten body was found near Bellevue Zoo on the outskirts of the city. It bore a placard bearing the word Tout i.e an informer. His twin brother who was abducted at the same time was released after being given a coat and three shillings and told to take a bus home. The abductions took place from St Patrick's Youth Detention Centre. Bernard was said to have a mental age of 8 or 9 years. Although the IRA did not admit responsibility it issued a statement in October 2004 saying that after an investigation it offered its sincere apologies to the family admitting the killing should not have happened. 197311130699.
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