12 Aug 2022

Bloody Sunday: One soldier to face prosecution

Just one soldier will face charges in relation to Bloody Sunday it has emerged. In the last few minutes officials from the Public Prosecution Service (PPS)  have made their long awaited announcement to the families of those shot dead and wounded on January 30, 1972 by the Parachute Regiment in Derry. A statement from the PPS said: "It has been concluded that there is sufficient evidence available to prosecute one former soldier, Soldier F for the murder of Jim Wray and William McKinney and for the attempted murders of Joseph Friel, Michael Quinn, Joe Mahon and Patrick O'Donnell. "In respect of the other  18 suspects, including  former soldiers and two alleged Official IRA members, it has been concluded that the available evidence is insufficient to provide a reasonable prospect of a conviction. In these cases the evidential test is not met." More to follow....

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