Bloody Sunday probe ‘disaster’

THE inquiry into the Bloody Sunday killings has been a “disaster in terms of time and expense”, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke said yesterday.

The £190 million (€228m) Saville Report will finally be published tomorrow – more than 12 years after the inquiry was opened.

Thirteen people on a civil rights march died in Derry on January 30, 1972 when soldiers from the Parachute Regiment opened fire on crowds.

Mr Clarke said the inquiry, led by Lord Saville of Newdigate, had got “ludicrously out of hand” and he was “anxiously considering” how other inquiries should be held in the future.

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