PSNI submit Bloody Sunday probe report to PPS

Police investigating the Bloody Sunday murders have 'after four long years' finally submitted their report to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS).

Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 4:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 5:06 pm
Thirteen unarmed men were shot dead in the Bogside on Bloody Sunday.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harrison, from the PSNI’s Legacy Investigation Branch, confirmed the latest development to the ‘Journal’.

In a statement, he said: “We can confirm a report has now been submitted to the PPS for consideration. The families have been informed of this development.”

It’s understood the PPS will now take a decision on whether or not the British soldiers responsible for the 1972 killings are brought before the courts.

John Kelly, whose brother, Michael, was among those gunned down on Bloody Sunday, is urging the PPS to complete their deliberations without delay.

He said: “After four long years, the PSNI have finally handed over their findings to the PPS into the murders and attempted murders committed on Bloody Sunday.

‘The onus is now on the PPS to move quickly and we impatiently await their verdict – hopeful that they will, at last, deliver justice for our loved ones.

“We want to see the outcome of this investigation sooner rather than later. Time is of the essence.”

The new Bloody Sunday investigation was set up as part of the PSNI’s Legacy Investigation Branch.

It re-investigates unsolved murder cases, dating from the beginning of the Troubles in the late 1960s up to 2004.