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'The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) ruled that there was no longer a reasonable prospect of key evidence against the former soldiers being ruled admissible.' Stock image

'The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) ruled that there was no longer a reasonable prospect of key evidence against the former soldiers being ruled admissible.' Stock image

'The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) ruled that there was no longer a reasonable prospect of key evidence against the former soldiers being ruled admissible.' Stock image

There was a weary predictability to yesterday’s decision not to proceed with the trials of two Army veterans facing Troubles-era murder charges.

The cases involve defendants known as ‘Solder F’ and ‘Soldier B’. Soldier F was due to stand trial accused of the murder of James Wray and William McKinney on Bloody Sunday in January 1972.


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