The murder was a cruel twist as the family had been forced to leave their previous home by loyalist paramilitaries. Ten months earlier the family had to leave the town of Limavady, 30 miles away in Co Londonderry, after loyalist protests against the Anglo-Irish Agreement led to dozens of police officers being displaced. Const Kennedy's sister told journalists: "When they left Limavady we thought his troubles were behind him. Then this happens".
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Constable Kennedy was 41. The IRA claimed responsibility for his murder later the same day.