Hundreds of people attended an event in Co Derry this afternoon for the Bloody Sunday families and the family of Daniel Hegarty.

The families were told yesterday that two former British army soldiers would not stand trial for three murders in Derry in 1972.

Guildhall Square was the venue for an event to support the family of Daniel Hegarty and the Bloody Sunday families - it is the location where many of the same people watched former British Prime Minister David Cameron apologise for Bloody Sunday.

Yesterday all charges were dropped against 'Soldier F' for the murders of William McKinney and James Wray on that day in 1972. The case against another former soldier, 'Soldier B', who shot dead 15-year-old Daniel Hegarty was also dropped.

The Public Prosecution Service informed their relatives that it will not proceed with the cases as there is no longer a reasonable prospect of securing a conviction.

It was said today that the families would continue with their campaign for justice.