Latest update: Cookstown woman ‘up and about’ after gunshot wound

Maud Kells OBE
Maud Kells OBE

Cookstown missionary Maud Kells, who was shot by bandits in DR Congo just days after being awarded an OBE, is now “up and walking about” a colleague has said.

The 75-year-old, who has been working as both a missionary and a nurse in the country since 1968, was shot once whilst at home late on January 4 - not twice as previously reported.

The brave midwife is understood to be in pain, but doing well.

Philip Crooks - Maud’s colleague at WEC International - said she had to have a blood transfusion after the attack.

Further details in tomorrow’s Mid Ulster Mail.