Bloody Sunday Press Statement

Mickey McKinney, whose brother William was murdered on Bloody Sunday, stands beside a mural in the Bogside.

Mickey McKinney brother of William McKinney speaking today outside Derry Court where Soldier F was returned for trial in relation to the events of Bloody Sunday:

“We welcome today’s decision to return Soldier F for trial in the Crown Court.

“This development has been a long time in coming.

“Next month represents the 52nd anniversary of the events of Bloody Sunday. Witnesses are dying and becoming unavailable.

“It is therefore incumbent upon the Crown to bring this prosecution to a swift and successful conclusion by ensuring Soldier F’s conviction for the grave crimes for which he stands accused.”