Bloody Sunday – Soldier “F” Committal Hearing confirmed for Derry Magistrates Court on 18 September 2019

Bloody Sunday, Derry 1972

Madden & Finucane represent the following victims in respect of whom Lance Corporal “F” is to be prosecuted for Murder, Attempted Murder and Wounding With Intent: the family of William McKinney (deceased), the family of Patsy O’Donnell (wounded, now deceased), Joe Friel (wounded), Michael Quinn (wounded) and Joe Mahon (wounded). Lance Corporal F is also charged with the murder of James Wray.

Ciaran Shiels of Madden & Finucane

Ciaran Shiels, solicitor, this morning confirmed:

“Our clients have been formally notified by a senior lawyer within the Public Prosecution Service that the Committal proceedings in respect of the prosecution of Lance Corporal “F” now have a first listing date fixed for Wednesday 18th September 2019 at Bishop Street Courthouse in Derry.

“Outstanding material that was required from the PSNI to finalise the court papers has now been received by the PPS.

“We understand that those papers are now being finalised and will be served on the former soldier’s defence lawyers.

“At this stage it is not known if Lance Corporal “F” intends to challenge the prosecution evidence at Committal.

“We understand that there will be a further update from the PPS in this regard closer to the hearing.

“We have been further advised that arrangements are in place to facilitate the attendance of family members and victims by the NI court service.”