Bloody Sunday families offered compensation

The families of 13 people killed by soldiers on Bloody Sunday have been offered 50-thousand pounds sterling each in compensation.

Paratroopers opened fire on civil rights marchers in Derry in January 1972.

Thirteen others seriously injured have been offered the same amount each, as part of a total compensation package from Britain's Ministry of Defence worth around 1-point 3 million pounds.

The Saville Report published in 2010 exonerated all of the victims.

In a statement this evening, the legal firm Madden and Finucane, which represents some of the families confirm that talks about compensation were ongoing.

The statement says the contents of those negotiations between the company and the Ministry of Defence will remain confidential.