Ex soldier from Bloody Sunday arrested…

Now, I don’t normally go much on arrests. At best they seem to be as much a political statement as anything more serious. But this one is at least worth marking since the landscape of this case has been well surveyed by Savill even if none of the evidence there can be used…

A former British soldier has been arrested by detectives investigating the Bloody Sunday killings in Derry in 1972.

Officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Legacy Investigation Branch said they had arrested a 66-year-old man in Co Antrim.

Security sources confirmed the detained pensioner was an ex-soldier.

Thirteen civil rights demonstrators were killed by members of the Parachute Regiment on the streets of Derry in January 1972.

Another victim of the shootings died months later.

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