Breaking: Former British soldier to be charged over two Bloody Sunday killings

first_imgOne former British soldier is to be charged with the murder of civilians on Bloody Sunday in Derry in January 1972.The retired soldier, known as Soldier F, is to be prosecuted for the murders of James Wray and William McKinney. He will also be charged with the attempted murders of four other people. The announcement was made this morning by the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service. The PPS was considering pressing charges on 17 former soldiers and two former ‘Official IRA’ members over the Bloody Sunday murders. An 18th soldier has since died.Fourteen people were killed and 15 wounded on Bloody Sunday after British soldiers opened fire on a crowd in Derry following a civil rights march on January 30th 1972.Victims’ families gathered in Derry in anticipation of today’s decision on soldier prosecutions. A large crowd also gathered in the Bogside area in solidarity with the families.Breaking: Former British soldier to be charged over two Bloody Sunday killings was last modified: March 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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