Bloody Sunday Summary of Reasons

Date: 
14 March 2019
Type: 
Decisions

The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) recognises the significant level of public interest in the events of Bloody Sunday on 30 January 1972 and in the decisions as to prosecution that have been taken in relation to those individuals who have been reported by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

However, the PPS considers that, in the particular circumstances of this case and in the interests of transparency and the maintenance of public confidence, it is important that the PPS provides a public explanation of the reasons for the decisions not to prosecute a range of individuals reported for offences connected with the events of Bloody Sunday. Whilst more detailed reasons relating to individual cases have been provided directly to the families concerned, this document makes publicly available a summary of no prosecution decisions that have been taken and the reasons for them.