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British Prime Minister Issues Apology Over Ballymurphy Massacre

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

6:15 PM - 12 May 2021



The British Prime Minister has 'apologised unreservedly' over the Ballymurphy massacre in Belfast, on behalf of the UK government.

Ten people were killed by British soldiers in 1971 and an inquest yesterday found they were 'entirely innocent'.

Boris Johnson says the conclusions of the inquest were 'deeply sad' and 'tragic'.

He says he's deeply sorry about the families' lengthy pursuit of justice over the past 50 years.

However, families are not happy with the apology.

Boris Johnson said sorry during a call with Northern Ireland’s first and deputy first ministers but families feel the apology should have been made in public.

Boris Johnson says the British government also wants to 'end the cycle of reinvestigations' going forward.



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