Undated family handout  photograph of John-Pat Cunningham.  Mr Cunningham (27), who had learning difficulties, was shot by the British Army in a field in Benburb, Co Armagh in 1974. File photograph: PA Wire

A 73-year-old former soldier has appeared in court in Northern Ireland charged with the attempted murder of a man with learning difficulties more than(...)

Charlie Agnew, nephew of John Pat Cunningham, 27, with a MOD apology and picture of Mr Cunningham at a press conference in Belfast today. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The British government has apologised after the shooting of a disabled farm worker who ran away from soldiers almost 40 years ago in Northern Irela(...)