Solicitors for the families of those killed and injured by British paratroopers in Derry on Bloody Sunday in 1972 have said compensation negotiations are continuing between the British Ministry of Defence and their legal representatives.

A spokesman for the solicitors said the negotiations would remain confidential.

The statement followed reports that the families of the 14 people killed on Bloody Sunday and others who had been seriously injured had been offered compensation of £50,000 (€58,000) each - a total of £1.3m (€1.5m).