Bloody Sunday murder inquiry planned | UK news | guardian.co.uk
Is it too much to hope for that we may see justice done, more than 40 years after the event? Those of us alive at the time, and who had the benefit of reliable eye-witness accounts, know what happened that day and already know that completely innocent people were murdered.A murder inquiry into the Bloody Sunday killings in Derry is to begin in the new year.
Senior commanders from the Police Service of Northern Ireland on Thursday briefed relatives of the 14 people who died after British paratroopers opened fire on demonstrators in the city, in 1972.
Earlier this year, police signalled an intent to investigate the incident after they and prosecutors reviewed the findings of the Saville public inquiry into the controversial shootings. Until now it had been unclear when such an investigation would start.
After the 12-year inquiry, Lord Saville found that the killings were unjustified and none of the dead posed a threat when they were shot.
However, my prior experience of the justice system suggests that the perpetrators will escape punishment.
Nevertheless I live in hope.