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Man arrested for IRA murder of bus driver in front of school children in 1982

James Gibson was shot dead by IRA gunmen on 2 December 1982.

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POLICE IN THE North have arrested a 54-year-old man in connection with the murder of a bus driver in Co Tyrone over 30 years ago.

James Gibson was gunned down in front of school children, as he stopped to let them off in the Coalisland area on 2 December 1982.

A widowed father-of-seven, 50-year-old Gibson was attacked by two masked gunmen who shot him dead.

Officers in the PSNI’s legacy investigation branch arrested the man last night in connection with the murder.

He remains in custody.

Gibson was a former soldier in the Ulster Defence Regiment of the British Army, reports the Irish News.

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