A barrister accused a former paratrooper of laughing during evidence at yesterday's sitting of the Saville Inquiry. The accusation was made during questioning of Soldier 10, who admitted to firing a rubber bullet gun on the day. Barrister Brian McCartney, appearing for the majority of Bloody Sunday families, read details of an incident at Rossville flats when a rubber bullet was fired into the living room of an apartment.
Mr McCartney interrupted his examination of Soldier 10 to ask the witness why he was laughing when told of the evidence.
The witness said: "Your approach is to try and get me to give an answer that I cannot remember and deny all knowledge of."
At the end of his evidence, tribunal chairman Lord Saville questioned the witness about his claim that soldiers laughed at a colleague who claimed bullets were "kicking up" around him as he ran for cover.Lord Saville said it might be suggested that the soldiers laughed at the story because "you know it was not true". The witness denied this.