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✓ Access to source material like interview transcripts and documents, where possible.
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Before he died, Robert Bradford was said to have been asking questions about “something sensitive”.
In the weeks before he was murdered in a Belfast community centre in November 1981, Robert Bradford - a local politician - was said to have been asking questions about something “sensitive”.
Bradford was shot down in the Finaghy Community Centre. The IRA claimed responsibility.
Is this just a rumour? Or is there truth in it? I want to find out. By interviewing those who knew him best and unearthing documents from government archives, I’m trying to piece together the last weeks of Bradford’s life.
• Fund regular research trips to the National Archives in London to find documents which could be relevant to my investigation. It will also enable me to meet sources who fled Northern Ireland during ‘The Troubles’ and are now living abroad, in the United States and elsewhere.
• Buy me more time. With your help, I can cut down my freelance assignments and spend more time actually working on this story, finding answers.
I’ve been researching this story deeper than anyone else. I’ve spent hours upon hours digging to find the truth.
Thank you so much for supporting Lyra and her reporting. She passed her goal of 200 subscribers!
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WOW! Thank you so much for all your support and interest in making this project happen.
We’re quickly closing in on 75% of our goal and I am honoured by the support The Last Story of Robert Bradford has received from all of you.
There’s about one more week, so please share this project on Facebook, and via email with friends and family. If each of you helped bring on just one more new backer, we’d reach 100% in no time! Please make sure in include the link to the project: http://www.beaconreader.com/projects/the-last-story-of-robert-bradford
So excited to make this happen.
Thanks for your support for Lyra McKee’s project to find out the final story of Robert Bradford. She’s nearly halfway to her goal.
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