Bloody Sunday victims 'innocent' (UK)





The former head of the British Army has said he believes innocent people were shot on Bloody Sunday. General Sir Mike Jackson made the comments in an interview with BBC Northern Ireland's Spotlight programme.

He is among former soldiers who gave their views to mark the end of the Army's role in supporting the police in Northern Ireland.

Sir Mike, who served in NI for seven years, was a captain with the parachute regiment on the day.

He said people must wait for the outcome of the Saville Inquiry before drawing any conclusions.

The tribunal investigated the deaths of 14 civilians shot by soldiers during a civil rights march in Londonderry on 30 January 1972.



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