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Hyde Park bombing suspect ‘could finally face justice’

Four soldiers and seven horses died when an IRA bomb was detonated in 1982 (Picture: PA)

Four soldiers and seven horses were killed in an IRA bombing in 1982 – but no-one was ever convicted. 

Now, there is hope that one of the alleged Hyde Park bombers could be brought to justice.

Families of the victims have been awarded legal aid to fund civil action against a suspect, John Downey.

Convicted IRA member Mr Downey was charged four years ago with the murders, which he denied, but the prosecution at the Old Bailey dramatically collapsed in 2014.

It was revealed he had received a written assurance from former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s government that… Read the full story

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