A Bloody Sunday memorial has been vandalised in Derry.

The carved brick structure, which is in the Bogside, was damaged over the weekend.

The SDLP has condemned those responsible, saying it was insensitive to the families affected by the Saville Report.

Separately, British Paratroopers from the battalion involved in Bloody Sunday have claimed that the Saville inquiry was ‘fundamentally flawed’.

An open letter handed to the Daily Telegraph newspaper on behalf of 35 members of 1st Battalion read: 'We believe the inquiry as convened was fundamentally flawed and its conclusions based upon a subjective interpretation of only some of the evidence adduced before it.'

The paratroopers also criticised Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

'A more untruthful and unreliable witness would be hard to find,' they claimed.