Birmingham pub bombings: no new inquiry

Families of the 21 people who lost their lives in the Birmingham pub bombings 40 years ago have been told there will not be a fresh inquiry into the deaths.

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Police: 'impossible' to re-open pub bombings inquiry

The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has told ITV News Central that it would be "impossible" to restart the investigation into the Birmingham pub bombings without new information.

In an interview with presenter Bob Warman, Chris Sims added however that "it certainly isn't closed".

In a statement, CC Sims added that an investigation carried out between 1991 and 1994 was of a "good standard":

“Nothing would give me more satisfaction than to bring those responsible for this atrocity to justice. However we have found no new evidence that would assist us in bringing anyone to justice for the pub bombings."

– Chris Sims, West Midlands Police

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