New murder probe into Bloody Sunday to get under way

January 1972, Bloody Sunday, when soldiers killed 14 unarmed people
January 1972, Bloody Sunday, when soldiers killed 14 unarmed people

A new murder investigation into the events of Bloody Sunday in Londonderry is to restart next week.

It’s understood that on Monday a team of 12 detectives will be assigned to senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harrison, and the murder investigation will recommence.

Towards the end of last year the PSNI revealed that, due to budgetary constraints, it was effectively ending the multiple murder investigation.

Yesterday morning solicitor Peter Madden, who represents many of the families of those killed and wounded on Bloody Sunday, said: “We cautiously welcome this development.

“We will be meeting with DCI Harrison shortly in order to seek assurances in relation to the police’s commitment to seeing this investigation through to a successful conclusion and, in particular, that this investigation will be adequately resourced to enable it do so and to restore public confidence.”