A bonfire festooned with flags and abusive placards about the soldier being prosecuted for Bloody Sunday murders has been lit on fire in Derry.

British and Crown material was placed around the fire before it was lit fire.

Hundreds of onlookers watched as the bonfire, which is torched every August, went up in flames.

A number of fire appliances attended and doused a nearby building with water to ensure it did not catch light as the bonfire burned.

-Noah Harte