Finucane gives evidence to inquest on hanged client

John Finucane
John Finucane

Belfast solicitor and recently-elected MP John Finucane has given evidence to an inquest about how he found his client John Brady hanging in his cell over a decade ago.

An inquest into the death of the former IRA prisoner in a PSNI consultation room is taking place in Omagh, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

Mr Finucane’s client, 40-year-old Mr Brady, was in the room alone for around 15 minutes before the solicitor returned and found him hanging, the inquest has heard.

The lawyer said he “took a second to take in” what was happening before calling for help. Police officers then cut Mr Brady down and performed CPR on him before paramedics arrived.

The inquest continues.