THE brother of a man shot dead on Bloody Sunday has said the British soldier responsible is a murderer who should already be languishing in jail.
John Kelly's brother Michael was one of 14 who died after British paratroopers opened fire on civil rights marchers in the Bogside area of Derry on January 30, 1972.
Mr Kelly said he was delighted to see a report in a Sunday newspaper detailing how up to 20 retired soldiers are to be arrested and questioned by police in relation to murder, attempted murder and criminal injury.
Last night, Mr Kelly said this should have happened in 2010 following publication of the Saville Report which concluded that all those who died on Bloody Sunday were innocent victims.
"I was surprised to see the headline, but it's one I've been looking forward to for many years," he said.
"The way I see it, these guys are now getting prepared for a knock on the door.
"This should have happened directly after Saville, which proved our people were murdered.
"In respect of Soldier F who killed Michael, he was responsible for four murders. I'm looking forward to seeing him being prosecuted."
Mr Kelly (64), an education and outreach officer at the Free Derry museum in the Bogside added: "Bloody Sunday was an atrocity, committed by the British Army."
Despite reports in the 'Sunday Times' that the interview of soldiers under police caution were "expected imminently" it is understood the soldiers will not be questioned for at least another year.
The PSNI yesterday said officers plan to question witnesses to the killings, as part of a murder investigation announced by the police in 2012 in relation to one of the most notorious episodes during 30 years of the Troubles.
Fresh interviews have to be conducted, as police are precluded from using Saville testimony in a criminal investigation.
After a 12-year inquiry, Lord Saville concluded all those shot by paratroopers during the civil rights march in Derry were unarmed and that the killings were "unjustified and unjustifiable".