Birmingham bombings inquiry

A campaign group has launched an e-petition in hope of securing 100,000 signatures to have the 1974 Birmingham bombings discussed in Parliament. The group wants those behind the attacks brought to justice.

E-petition launched for inquiry into 1974 Birmingham bombings

A mass of rubble, the remnants of the Mulberry Bush pub in Birmingham, one of the two pubs in the city centre where bombs exploded, Credit: PA

A campaign group calling for an independent inquiry into the Birmingham pub bombings which killed 21 people and injured 200 in 1974, has launched an e-petition with the aim of having it discussed in the House of Commons.

'Justice For The 21' hopes the campaign will force the government to hold a public inquiry to find out who was responsible for the bombings.

A previous e-petition was launched in December but only attracted 2,700 signatures.

The bombs, which were detonated in the Mulberry Bush pub and the Tavern in the Town, were initially blamed on six men - all had their convictions quashed in 1991.