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    Families arrive for Bloody Sunday probe findings


    by ODN


    Families of the Bloody Sunday dead are reading the Saville report which they hope will exonerate their loved ones.

    Bereaved relatives hugged each other and cried as they made their way from the Bogside to the Guildhall in Londonderry to get early access to the long-awaited report.

    They clutched placards bearing the photographs of their loved ones, with the words: 'Set the Truth Free.'

    As they arrived they were greeted with applause. John Kelly, brother of Michael Kelly who was killed on the day, said he had been unable to sleep last night as he anxiously awaited the release of the report.

    "We are not looking for an apology, you cannot apologise to the dead," he said.

    The 61-year-old grandfather was among the relatives who formed a silent procession from a memorial to the dead in Derry's Bogside, along the intended route of the ill-fated civil rights march, to the city's Guildhall.

    Fourteen civilians were shot by British soldiers in Derry, Northern Ireland on January 30 1972.

    The soldiers said they shot at people who were armed with guns or nail bombs, which has been strongly denied by witnesses and by relatives of the victims.

    The Saville inquiry is the longest and most expensives in British legal history containing 30 million words of testimony and costing close to £200 million.

    Prime Minister David Cameron is to make a statement on the inquiry's findings this afternoon.