- May 18, 2009
I'm not surprised that Soldier F is the one charged, and the only one, as-if Saville is accurate-he was responsible for the greatest number of fatalities and injuries on the day, so it follows that there would be more evidence about him available.. For soldiers involved in single shootings only, gathering actionable evidence would be far more problematic, especially given the passage of time. Much of the evidence gained from Saville was from interviews with the soldiers themselves and this evidence might be much harder to glean in criminal proceedings.While the police can’t submit the savile report, they can conduct interviews and gather their own ballistic reports independent of past inquiries. I assume they’ve done this and forwarded their evidence to the PPS. So with independent eye witness testimony and ballistic evidence it seems surprising that one soldier can be charged while others walk.