Families of people who were killed at Ballymurphy arrive the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Belfast (Picture: Liam McBurney/PA)

Ten people killed in shootings when British troops opened fire in Northern Ireland in 1971 were innocent, a coroner has ruled.

Coroner Mrs Siobhan Keegan ruled that the use of force by British soldiers in Ballymurphy, Belfast, was not justified.

She ruled out any paramilitary involvement by any of those killed, and described them as ‘entirely innocent of any wrongdoing on the day in question’.

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