Bloody Sunday arrest a step forward in campaign for justice - McCartney

Marchers on January 30th, 1972, the day that would become known as Bloody Sunday.
Marchers on January 30th, 1972, the day that would become known as Bloody Sunday.
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Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has described the arrest of a former British solder in connection with the investigation into Bloody Sunday as a step forward in the campaign for justice.

Mr McCartney was reacting to the news that a 66-year-old man, a former member of the British Parachute Regiment, was arrested this morning in relation to the events of January 30, 1972. 14 people were shot dead by members of the regiment on Bloody Sunday.

Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney.

Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney.

The suspect is being questioned at a police station in Belfast.

Mr 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.”