Bloody Sunday paratrooper cannot get a fair trial say supporters amid fears

Families of victims clamoured to have the veteran – known only as Soldier F – stripped of his anonymity, granted 20 years ago over concern of possible reprisals.  The soldier, a grandfather in his 70s, was told yesterday he will be charged with the murder of two protesters who were shot and killed in Londonderry 47 years ago.  Prosecutors in Northern Ireland said a further 16 veterans implicated in Bloody Sunday would not be charged due to ‘insufficient’ evidence. But they now face a separate, lengthy… The prosecution of a former paratrooper for murder on Bloody Sunday provoked a storm of protest last night over fears he cannot get a fair trial and warnings of further legal actions against veterans.