The McKinney family then successfully challenged prosecutors’ initial decision through a judicial review.
Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Michael Agnew said: “The judgment handed down by the District Court in March 2022 has been carefully considered and a new review of this case has been carried out.
“It was established that for the judgment of the Divisional Court to be enforced, the original decision to prosecute Soldier F must stand.
“Therefore, the prison proceedings that have been suspended should now resume.
“The PPS has written to representatives of the families and victims directly involved in the prosecution of Soldier F to confirm this decision.
“We have offered to meet with the families to answer any questions they may have and outline the next steps to take to move the case forward. The legal representatives of soldier F were also informed.
“I am very aware of the distress caused to the families of Bloody Sunday by the PPS decision last year to withdraw the proceedings against Soldier F. Our role is to regularly review the evidence presented in any case.
“This case presented difficult and complex legal issues for prosecutors, as the Divisional Court recognized. The PPS is committed to progressing the legal process against Soldier F without further delay.”