Troubled veteran Dennis Hutchins' Plymouth funeral-BBC News

2021-11-12 10:00:47 By : Ms. Aries Tao

The military funeral of veteran Dennis Hutchins was held in Plymouth.

The 80-year-old is from Coussin, Cornwall. He was infected with Covid-19 in Belfast in 1974 in Belfast because of a fatal shooting in Tyrone in 1974. The city accepts trial.

After his family made a request to the Ministry of Defense, Mr. Hutchins attended a military funeral.

The service was broadcast on a screen outside St. Andrew's Church and was hosted by the pastor Joe Dent.

When the hearse arrived, hundreds of mourners gathered outside Plymouth Church, along with dozens of motorcycles from the British Rolling Thunder team.

When the cyclists arrived near the church, they accelerated and blew their horns.

The pallet guards from the lifeguard of Mr. Hutchins’s former regiment carried the coffin into the church, with a Union flag, flowers and military caps hung on the coffin.

The family previously asked participants not to use political information, and will later hold a private event in Cornwall.

Mr. Hutchings pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham.

Mr. Cunningham was 27 years old, but due to learning difficulties, his mental age was between 6 and 10 years. In 1974, he was shot in the back when he escaped from an Army patrol in a field on the Ama-Tyrone border.

Mr. Hutchins had previously lost the Supreme Court challenge to a jury trial.

His case has become the focus of attention in recent years, as many veterans have been prosecuted for their deaths during the turbulent past in Northern Ireland.

In July, the British government confirmed that it plans to introduce legislation to ban all trouble-related prosecutions.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the legacy proposal would allow Northern Ireland to "draw the line under trouble."

These plans were opposed by NI political parties and victim organizations, including ending all conflict-related estate investigations and civil litigation.

Follow BBC Southwest News on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Send your story ideas to

Dennis Hutchings receives military funeral

Ex-soldier on trial for intractable diseases died

PPS says the trial of the former soldier is in the public interest

After the car overturned, the M5 branch road in Devon was blocked-updated in real time

A38 Plymouth: Delays after two cars collided-update

A30, A38, M5: Traffic news from Devon and Cornwall on Friday, November 12th-update

Former Plymouth Citybus driver resigns after taking oath and spitting

Brainstorming is the name of the game for meteorologists

Community helpers are recognized in the annual volunteer service celebration

Information about the BBC’s links to other news sites

New draft climate agreement calls for more urgent action

It softened its commitment to fossil fuels, but required the government to act urgently.

New COP text released after overnight talks

The court temporarily blocked the release of Trump records

How American women go to jail for miscarriage

Seven ways to curb climate change

Thousands of people dig holes in protest tents in Iraq

"Selfies are taking away our livelihood" video "Selfies are taking away our livelihood"

Weekly Quiz: Which actor destroyed the original Banksy?

Americans reacted to seeing the rapid test in Britain. Video Americans' reaction to seeing the rapid test in the UK

Zap and zoom: the new electric racing car

The revival of the Swedish Mafia

BBC Travel: Why you have never tasted real cheddar cheese

15 words from all over the world

© 2021 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites. Read our external link method.