SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has said the announcement made by the Public Prosecution Service in relation to Bloody Sunday has produced "a very difficult day for the families" of the 1972 atrocity,

He said: "There have been many difficult days since January 30, 1972. But, the dignity with which they carried themselves today is just astonishing. They deserve every credit because I don't know how they have done this.

"Some of them are understandably devastated, but it's also important to remember the victory that they've had. They got the British Government to apologise for what happened on Bloody Sunday. Their loved ones innocence was vindicated and they've also now got very close to getting a British soldier into court. It's an achievement that they should be very, very proud of."

CAPTION: SDLP leader Colum Eastwood pictured outside Derry's Guildhall this afternoon after the PPS anounced that a single soldier would be prosecuted for his actions on Bloody Sunday.

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