Leak suggests Saville will rule that some Bloody Sunday killings were unlawful

A British newspaper is claiming the Saville Report on Bloody Sunday will find that a number of the fatal shootings of civilians by British soldiers were unlawful.

The paper says it's been briefed by reliable sources, the Northern Ireland office is describing it as pure speculation.

The report in today's Guardian newspaper claims Lord Saville's report will find that some of the Bloody Sunday victims were unlawfully killed. 13 men died on the day, a 14th died later from his injuries.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Office said the report will be published on Tuesday next, and everyone can read it then.

The statement says 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.

The Guardian says the long awaited report will put severe pressure on the Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland to prosecute soldiers.

The victims' families say they are annoyed by the apparent leak of information.

John Kelly, who's teenage brother Michael was one of those killed on Bloody Sunday, says after all these years, justice must now be done..............

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