SDLP Councillor and member of the Bloody Sunday Trust Brian Tierney has welcomed news of an arrest of a former member of the Parachute Regiment by detectives investigating the murder of 14 civilians in Derry in 1972.
He said: “I want to welcome the progress made in the investigation into the murder of 14 innocent civilians in Derry on Bloody Sunday. The families of those murdered by British Soldiers on that day in 1972 waited far too long for the truth about what happened, they should not be forced to wait any longer for justice.
“The investigation into this atrocity committed against the people of Derry must now advance in earnest. I hope that today’s arrest is an indication of a step change in the process and that we will see more progress in the time ahead.
“The SDLP will continue to support all victims in their pursuit of truth, justice and accountability. That will be the acid test for the current talks process and any outcome.”