PSNI to launch Bloody Sunday murder inquiry

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A murder inquiry into the Bloody Sunday killings in Co Derry is to begin in the New Year.

Senior commanders from the PSNI briefed relatives of the 14 people who died after British paratroopers opened fire on civil rights demonstrators in the city in 1972.

Earlier this year, police signalled an intent to investigate the incident after they and prosecutors reviewed the findings of the Saville public inquiry into the controversial shootings.

Mr Saville found that the killings were unjustified and none of the dead posed a threat when they were shot.

John Kelly’s seventeen year old brother Michael was shot dead on Bloody Sunday – he has welcomed the announcement of a murder enquiry:

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