Bloody Sunday tape points to Army guilt

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Family of a teenager shot and killed by the British Army in 1972's Bloody Sunday massacre have called for startling new evidence about the shootings to be officially investigated.

Family of a teenager shot and killed by the British Army in 1972's Bloody Sunday massacre have called for startling new evidence about the shootings to be officially investigated.

The new evidence - a tape recording of Parachute Regiment personnel admitting that the wrong people were shot - was broadcast on the Channel 4 News on Thursday night. John Kelly, brother of Michael Kelly, who was one of 14 people killed in the incident, has demanded that the tape be made part of the inquiry team's hearings.

The recording was apparently made by an IRA bug in the British Army's communications unit in Londonderry, and was obtained by Channel 4 from Republican sources.

The unidentified voice is heard saying that things had gone badly wrong, and a further conversation describes an Army padre as distressed by events. The Bloody Sunday tribunal team is set to resume its hearings on the massacre in March.

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