Lawyer calls on Home Office to finance Birmingham pub bombings inquest

A lawyer which represented the families at the Hillsborough Inquest is now calling on the Home Office to finance the Birmingham Pub Bombings inquest.

Julie Hambleton is welcoming the news. She lost her sister Maxine in the 1974 attack, and went on to found the Justice4the21 campaign group with her brother Brian.

A coroner ordered new inquests into the pub bombings earlier this year, 42 years after the attacks, which killed 21 people.

The wreckage left at the Mulberry Bush pub in Birmingham after a bomb exploded Credit: PA

Elkan Abrahamson, from Jackson Canter Solicitors, said it can be 'difficult' to represent the 'ordinary person' against organs of state: