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Marian Price given 12 month suspended sentence

She admitted to purchasing a mobile phone used to claim responsibility for the deaths of two soldiers shot at a barracks in Antrim in 2009.

Marian Price a a commemoration ceremony in Derry in 2010.
Marian Price a a commemoration ceremony in Derry in 2010.
Image: Niall Carson/PA Archive

CONVICTED OLD BAILEY bomber Marian McGlinchey – formerly Marian Price – has been given a 12 month sentence suspended for three years for aiding the Real IRA in an attack on two soldiers in 2009.

The soldiers, Sappers Mark Quinsey and Patrick Azimkar, were shot dead at the Massereene barracks in Antrim when they went to the front to collect a pizza delivery. In November this year, McGlinchey admitted to buying the mobile phone that was used to claim responsibility for the incident.

The PSNI said today she was also sentenced for her part in encouraging support for terrorism at an Easter commemoration address in Derry in April 2011.

A spokesman for the PSNI Serious Crime Branch said despite today’s sentencing, and previous acquittals, “the investigation remains open. “Police would appeal to anyone with any information about those involved in these murders to contact them,” they said.

“The tragic outcome of those events in March 2009 is that the Azimkar and Quinsey families are facing another year without their brothers and son,” they added.


File photo of Marian McGinchey, then known as Marian Price, in the 1970s (Image: PA Archive).

McGlinchey was previously convicted for her part in the Old Bailey bombings in 1973 but was released after two years due to ongoing health issues. One man was killed in the car bomb attack and over 200 people were injured.

Read: Convicted IRA bomber Marian Price released after two years in prison>

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