Hopes of new prosecutions for Brighton Bomb attack

New hopes have been raised of further prosecutions for the 1984 Brighton Bomb attack.

Police in Northern Ireland say they have entered a new phase of investigations into some of the worst atrocities carried out by the IRA.

The attack at Brighton's Grand Hotel famously targetted Margaret Thatcher's cabinet during a Party Conference in the city. Five people were killed and 34 injured.

It was one of the most shocking mainland attacks during the IRA's campaign of terror at the height of the Northern Irish troubles.

The attack left five people dead and 34 injured

Five people died after Patrick Magee detonated a bomb planted in a bathroom on the sixth floor of the Grand Hotel. Lord Tebbit was severely injured and his wife Margaret was left paralysed from the neck down.

Patrick MaGee was given eight life sentences at the Old Bailey in 1986 for the attack - but subsequently released under the Good Friday agreement in 1999.

Lord Tebbit says Mr Magee should start naming names.

Mr Magee has since taken part in reconciliation events in the city but has refused to name the senior IRA commanders who ordered the bombing.

Now it's emerged that six suspects are being investigated by the police in Northern Ireland for their role.