10/11/2015

Former Soldier Arrested Over Bloody Sunday Shootings

A 66-year-old former soldier has been arrested in County Antrim by detectives investigating the events of Bloody Sunday.

Fourteen people died after soldiers opened fire during a civil rights march in the Bogside area of L'Derry in 1972.

The man was arrested by detectives from the Legacy Investigation Branch.

The suspect is being questioned at a police station in Belfast.
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Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harrison said the arrest marked a new phase in the overall investigation which would continue for some time.

Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney said: "This is another step forward in the long campaign for justice by the Bloody Sunday families.

"This is the first arrest to be carried out as part of the new investigation into the murders carried out on Bloody Sunday.

"I would call on the PSNI to ensure the relatives are kept up to date of all developments on the investigations.

"Sinn Féin will continue to support the Bloody Sunday families in the campaign for truth and justice."

(CD)

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