The legal proceedings against Soldier F, who faces charges over two murders and four attempted murders on Bloody Sunday, have been adjourned until December 4.
A defence application for a mixed committal hearing was granted by District Judge Barney McElholm at the first listing of the case at Derry Magistrates Court this morning.
Defence barrister Mark Mulholland QC said he had communicated to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) that this will necessitate the calling of evidence and witnesses.
Soldier F was not present in the court room as he was not required to appear at this stage in the proceedings.
Judge McElholm said he was granting the adjournment: "In order for the defence to fully consider the voluminous papers in this case and decide in timely fashion what witnesses will be required and for the PPS to ascertain the availability of these witnesses.”
He also made an interim anonymity order that Soldier F’s identity ‘should not be disclosed in any manner by any means whatsoever’.
Soldier F is accused of the murder of James Wray and William McKinney and the attempted murder of Patrick O’Donnell, Joseph Friel, Joe Mahon and Michael Quinn.
A further charge, which was not announced by the PPS earlier this  year, accuses Soldier F of 'the attempted murder of a person or persons unknown’.

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