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Death of Enniskillen bomb widow

Noreen Hill wanted an end to all arms in society
Noreen Hill wanted an end to all arms in society

The widow of a man who died after being in a coma as a result of the Enniskillen bombing has died.

Noreen Hill nursed her husband Ronnie for 13 years.

The former headmaster of Enniskillen High School never regained consciousness after the explosion at the cenotaph in 1987.

Mrs Hill bought a nursing home in Holywood, County Down, to care for him until his death in 2000.

In 2001, Mrs Hill called for an end to so-called punishment beatings and shootings.

Speaking on BBC Northern Ireland's Sunday Sequence, she said weapons were an "evil" influence on life in Northern Ireland.

"I would like to see arms and such out of the community. I would like to see the beatings and shootings all stopped," said Mrs Hill.

"I should hope that my children won't ever get beaten up or kneecapped, but it is happening here in Northern Ireland."

Mr Hill was the 12th person to die as a result of injuries sustained in the blast in which 63 people were also injured.

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