Bloody Sunday - Lance Corporal "F" Prosecution to commence in Derry in August 2019

Ciarán Shiels, of Madden & Finucane Solicitors, who represent the majority of the Bloody Sunday Families and Wounded, confirmed this afternoon new significant details in relation to the Prosecution of Lance Corporal “F” for two murders and four attempted murders in respect of events on Bloody Sunday:

“We have been in continuing correspondence with the Public Prosecution Service concerning this prosecution.

“Today the PPS have confirmed, in writing, to our client Mickey McKinney (brother of William McKinney) that additional material which had been outstanding from the PSNI was now timetabled to be provided to the Public Prosecution Service very soon.

“Upon consideration of this material, the PPS will consider whether to add this to the Committal Papers that are currently being prepared.

“We have requested a timetable in relation to the prosecutions and we had previously made submissions that Soldier F should face criminal proceedings in Derry as it was in this city where the crimes we say he committed took place.

“We can now confirm that the Committal Papers for Soldier F’s Preliminary Enquiry will be served on him and his lawyers in the next month, and further, that he will be summonsed to appear in Derry District Judges Court at a date to be fixed in August 2019.”