Readers back Bloody Sunday families

John Kelly, whose brother Michael Kelly was one of the 14 killed as a result of the actions of the British army in Derry on January 30, 1972.
John Kelly, whose brother Michael Kelly was one of the 14 killed as a result of the actions of the British army in Derry on January 30, 1972.

Almost 80 per cent of online Derry Journal readers back the Bloody Sunday families’ call for the British government to pay for a criminal investigation into the deaths of their loved ones.

Earlier this month it was announced that due to cost cutting measures, the investigation into the killings might suffer as a result.

Many of the families said that due to the nature of the incident the British government should pay and allow the investigation to run its course.

Poll result - ‘Should the British government pay for the investigation?’ - Yes (78 per cent) and No (22 per cent).