Peter Madden of Madden & Finucane Solicitors, who represents ten of the families of those murdered, and ten of the wounded said today:
“Following careful consideration of Lord Saville’s report and its implications, we have submitted detailed representations to the Public Prosecution Service requesting that those responsible for the murders and attempted murders on Bloody Sunday be prosecuted in court.
“It is clear to us that the evidential and public interest tests for bringing prosecutions have been satisfied.
“Our submissions have also been forwarded to the Crown Prosecution Service in England in respect of the perjury committed by the soldiers when giving their evidence to the Tribunal whilst in London.”
Madden & Finucane represent the families of Jackie Duddy, Michael Kelly, Hugh Gilmour, Kevin McElhinney, Michael McDaid, John Young, Willie McKinney, Gerard McKinney, Gerald Donaghey, Patrick Doherty and John Johnston; the following persons who were wounded on Bloody Sunday: Damien Donaghy, Alana Burke, Patsy McDaid, Joe Mahon and Joe Friel, and the families of the following persons who were wounded, but are now deceased, Peggy Deery, Patsy O’Donnell, Danny McGowan and Patrick Campbell.