Martin McGuinness's movements on Bloody Sunday

Inquiry found insufficient evidence that Martin McGuinness engaged in paramilitary activity during the day

The report says the inquiry, investigating the Provisional and Official IRA, "considered at some length allegations that Martin McGuinness, at that time the Adjutant of the Derry Brigade or Command of the Provisional IRA, had engaged in paramilitary activity during the day. In the end we were left in some doubt as to his movements on the day."

The report adds: "Before the soldiers of Support Company went into the Bogside he was probably armed with a Thompson sub-machine gun, and though it is possible that he fired this weapon, there is insufficient evidence to make any finding on this, save that we are sure that he did not engage in any activity that provided any of the soldiers with any justification for opening fire."


Richard Norton-Taylor

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