Northern Ireland

Guardian Bloody Sunday inquiry story 'speculation'

Bloody Sunday
Image caption Thirteen people died in Londonderry on Bloody Sunday. A 14th died later

A report claiming the Bloody Sunday Inquiry will conclude some of the fatal shootings were unlawful is "speculation", the government has said.

Thirteen people were shot dead by paratroops in Londonderry on 30 January 1972. A 14th person died later.

The Guardian says Lord Saville's report - which has taken 12 years to compile and is due to be published on Tuesday - will say some were unlawfully killed.

The government said such speculation added to the stress of those involved.

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Office said: "The report will be published in a few days and everyone can read it then.

"The people directly affected by all of this - the families of those killed and injured, and the soldiers - have waited a long time for this report, and speculation of this kind only adds to the stress and anxiety that they must all feel."

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