Political reaction to PSNI Bloody Sunday investigation

There's been a broad political welcome in Derry to the announcemrnt that the PSNI is preparing to launch a murder inquiry into the deaths of 13 eople on Bloody Sunday.

It follows of a review of the findings of the Saville inquiry which found that none of those killed by British soldiers in Derry in January 1972 were armed.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has cautioned that its murder investigation could take four years to complete.

There has been criticism of the decision - Ulster Unionist Justice Spokesperson Tom Elliot said this will assist republicans in promoting their fantasy of a ‘just war’, and will cause great hurt once again to the victims and families of victims of atrocities such as Bloody Friday, La Mon and Enniskillen.