Thomas Friel Inquest

Inquest into the death of Thomas Friel on 22 May 1973

The inquest touching upon the death of Thomas Friel was heard by the Coroner, Mr McCrisken, on 1 to 12 November 2021 and 18 November 2021. The Coroner delivered his findings on 1 December 2021.

Mr Friel, who was 21 years old, died on 22 May 1973 at Altnagelvin Hospital after sustaining a head injury in the early hours of 18 May 1973 in the Creggan area of Derry/Londonderry.

This inquest, the second into Mr Friel’s death, was directed by the Attorney-General for Northern Ireland in December 2013 following an application by the Friel family.

The inquest into Mr Friel’s death is one of those included within the 5 year legacy inquest plan.