One former British soldier is to be charged with the murder of civilians on Bloody Sunday in Derry in January 1972.
The retired soldier, known as Soldier F, is to be prosecuted for the murders of James Wray and William McKinney.
He will also be charged with the attempted murders of four other people.
The announcement was made this morning by the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service. The PPS was considering pressing charges on 17 former soldiers and two former ‘Official IRA’ members over the Bloody Sunday murders. An 18th soldier has since died.
Fourteen people were killed and 15 wounded on Bloody Sunday after British soldiers opened fire on a crowd in Derry following a civil rights march on January 30th 1972.
Victims’ families gathered in Derry in anticipation of today’s decision on soldier prosecutions. A large crowd also gathered in the Bogside area in solidarity with the families.