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11 Mar 2019

Soldiers to discover if they face prosecution for Bloody Sunday deaths

Chief Correspondent

This Thursday soldiers from the Parachute Regiment will find out if they are to be prosecuted for the deaths of 14 people in the Bloody Sunday massacre. A total of 28 unarmed civilians were shot during the civil rights demonstration in Londonderry in January 1972.

It wasn’t until 2010, following a public inquiry, that the UK governmentĀ apologisedĀ for what it admitted were “unjustifiable” killings.

But there has now been criticism that the soldiers, most of whom are in their late 60s and 70s, could be jailed.