Charge over IRA Hyde Park bomb

A man has been charged with the murders of four soldiers in the IRA's 1982 Hyde Park bombing, Scotland Yard said. John Anthony Downey, 61, of County Donegal, Ireland, is accused of being responsible for a car bomb left in South Carriage Drive.

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Man charged over 1982 Hyde Park bombing

A man has been charged with the murder of four soldiers in the IRA bombing of Hyde Park on 20 July, 1982, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced today

File photo dated 20 July 1982 Credit: PA News/PA Wire

John Anthony Downey, 61, from County Donegal, has been charged with the murders of Roy John Bright, Dennis Richard Anthony Daly, Simon Andrew Tipper and Geoffrey Vernon Young, the CPS said.

He has also been charged with intending to cause an explosion likely to endanger life.

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