'Dedicated team of detectives' on pub bombings

West Midlands Police has said a "dedicated team of detectives" are working to trace material related to the pub bombings. A statement from the force said:

Considerable progress has been made with over 4,000 individual items collated, which had been previously stored by a number of different locations and organisations. This important work continues.

We have also made a commitment to consult independent forensic experts to assess whether more tests can be carried out.

Officers from the unit have travelled to Europe and engaged with a leading forensic provider.

When we have completed this work we will better understand what opportunities exist to bring to justice those responsible for the pub bombings.

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B'ham bombing families protest

A campaign group is calling for fresh inquiries into the Birmingham pub bombings. The group of family and friends of those killed 39 years ago, have travelled to Warrington to protest outside a peace centre.