Long pays tribute to Bloody Sunday families

Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has paid tribute to the families of the Bloody Sunday victims after the Public Prosecution Service said there was sufficient evidence to prosecute a former British soldier over the killing of two people.

‘Soldier F’ will face charges for the murders of James Wray and William McKinney, as well as charges for the attempted murders of Patrick O’Donnell, Joseph Friel, Joe Mahon and Michael Quinn in Derry-Londonderry on January 30, 1972.

“Today will be a day of very mixed emotions for the families who lost loved ones on Bloody Sunday, and for all of those injured or bereaved in the Troubles,” said Mrs Long.

“My thoughts are with the families, who have faced a long journey over decades in the pursuit of truth and justice, but the journey is not yet over.

“It is now important people respect due process and allow the courts to do their job.”
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