Bloody Sunday families to meet murder probe team

Thirteen people were shot dead in Derry's Bogside on Bloody Sunday.
Thirteen people were shot dead in Derry's Bogside on Bloody Sunday.
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Bloody Sunday relatives and their lawyers are due to meet with the detective leading the new police investigation into the 1972 Derry murders on Friday morning.

Family members and solicitors from Madden & Finucane are scheduled to hold talks with Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harrison and his team.

The meeting has been arranged to discuss the ongoing investigation, in particular the allocation and deployment of resources made available to Det. Ch. Insp. Harrison’s team.

Fearghal Shiels, of Madden & Finucane, said: “A key issue for agreement will be a firm commitment by the PSNI to prioritise the arrest of the soldiers involved.

“We’ll also be pressing for a speedy conclusion of the gathering of the key witness evidence and a clear timeline as to when the police file will be submitted to the Public Prosecution Service which will then direct on the appropriate criminal charges.”

The new murder investigation - which has been assigned twelve officers - re-started less than two weeks ago.