Families of Birmingham pub bombings win Legal Aid

Campaigners from the Justice4the21 campaign Credit: PA

Families of eight victims of the Birmingham pub bombings have won the right to Legal Aid, ahead of the inquests into the deaths of their loved ones.

The relatives had previously been denied funding because their solicitors, who had worked for free since 2014, were based in Northern Ireland.

The government recently changed the rules to allow them to apply and the solicitors say they now hope to provide proper representation at the next preliminary hearing on May 31st.

21 people died in the explosions at two city centre pubs in November 1974.