NI: No further Bloody Sunday arrests until judicial review application heard
No further ex-soldiers will be arrested in connection with the Bloody Sunday killings until a judicial review application by seven ex-soldiers is heard in London next Thursday.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) gave the assurances as lawyers for the seven men repeated claims that the criminal investigation into the controversial 1972 killings is politically motivated and should be stopped.
The seven men are those known as soldiers B, N, O, Q, R, U and V in the 2010 Saville Report.
Mr Justice Ouseley at the High Court in London will determine whether they have an arguable case to launch a legal challenge against the PSNI.
Last Tuesday, Lance Corporal J became the first person to be arrested in connection with the killings. He has since been released on bail.
Madden & Finucane Solicitors, who represent most of the victims’ families, said Mr Justice Ouseley had ordered that the families are not persons “directly affected” by the application.
The solicitor firm is now “considering the Order with the families and wounded”.