Mayor of DC&SDC has refused to meet Prince Charles today

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council has refused to meet with Prince Charles on his visit to the city today.

The Prince is visiting the North West where he will meet with victims of Augusts flooding.

In a statement issued by Mayor Maolíosa McHugh he says he believes the meeting is 'premature given the ongoing and unresolved sensitivities around the legacy of the massacre carried out by the Parachute Regiment'.

Councillor Patsy Kelly says he views this decision as a step back: