One former British soldier is to be charged over the 1972 Bloody Sunday killings 2 months ago

One former British soldier is to be charged over the 1972 Bloody Sunday killings

One out of 17 soldiers will be charged over the Bloody Sunday killings.

One former British soldier is to be charged with the murder of civilians on Bloody Sunday in Derry in January 1972.

Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service considered whether there was sufficient evidence to bring charges against 18 former soldiers, one of whom has since died.

This means that 16 of the 17 soldiers will not face charges for the murder of civilians.

The man, referred to as Soldier F, will be prosecuted for the murders of James Wray and William McKinney, as well as the attempted murders of four other people.

According to RTÉ, the retired soldier is expected to robustly contest the charges.

Fourteen civilians were killed when British soldiers fired on a crowd after a civil rights march in the city.

Relatives of the deceased have waited for decades to see whether or not the individuals will be charged.