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bloody sunday PSNI remove posters allegedly revealing the identity of Bloody Sunday 'Soldier F' in Derry

The posters were erected in popular areas of the city including Guildhall Square

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The poster which appeared around Derry were later taken down by the PSNI

The poster which appeared around Derry were later taken down by the PSNI

The poster which appeared around Derry were later taken down by the PSNI

The PSNI have removed posters in Derry purporting to reveal the alleged identity of ‘Soldier F’, the British Army soldier who was facing two murder charges in relation to Bloody Sunday.

The posters appeared in various areas of the city and consequently were being shared on social media, reports the Irish News.

The PSNI confirmed they had become aware of “two posters that had been erected in Guildhall Square in the city on Saturday 3 July.”

They added: “Officers attended and removed the material. Inquiries into this incident are ongoing.”

Soldier F had previously been granted anonymity by court order.

The former soldier was facing two charges for murder in relation to the deaths of William McKinney and Jim Wray on January 30, 1972.

He was also expected to face charged for the alleged attempted murders of Joseph Friel, Joe Mahon, Michael Quinn and Patrick O’Donnell.

Last week the director of public prosecutions confirmed the cases against both Soldier F and another soldier known as ‘Soldier B’, who as expected to be charged with the murder of Daniel Hegarty, who was killed earlier in the day, would not be pursued.

The news was met with disappointment and anger by those who lost loved ones on Bloody Sunday.

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