“This gang was organised and quite professional with the efforts they took to try and get away with their crimes. During the investigation we were able to piece together hours of CCTV and forensic evidence to ultimately be able to identify those involved.
“This was a lengthy investigation to bring the case to court with the defendants pleading guilty at the earliest opportunity instead of facing a long trial."
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21 people died after bombs exploded in two Birmingham pubs in November 1974. Can you help us tell their story?