‘Sunday’ families in ‘robust’ talks with PSNI

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Relatives of those killed on Bloody Sunday say no British soldiers have yet been arrested or questioned about the 1972 massacre.

Families of the dead and their legal representatives today met with the PSNI team leading a new murder investigation into the Bogside killings.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harrison, who is the senior investigating officer in the new probe, met with the families to discuss progress in the case.

Police resumed their investigation into the killings earlier this month.

The majority of the team investigating Bloody Sunday were laid off last year because of budget cuts.

Following Friday morning’s meeting, Peter Madden, of Madden & Finucane Solicitors, said: “The confidence of the families and, indeed, the wider community in Derry was shatteredas a result of the Chief Constable’s decision to effectively end this murder investigation last October and we are pleased that the legal action which we commenced has now resulted in a change of position.

“Today’s meeting involved a detailed, frank and robust exchange of views with the Senior Investigating Officer about the progress and future direction of this investigation.

“Serious concern was expressed about the fact that no soldier has yet been arrested or questioned.

“Whilst today’s meeting was constructive, there remains a significant onus on the PSNI to restore public confidence in this investigation and they will be judged accordingly.”