Irishman Charged With Murdering Four Soldiers In Hyde Park Bombing

Irishman John Downey has been charged with the murder of four British soldiers in the 1982 Hyde Park IRA bombing at the Old Bailey Court in London.

Downey, 63, from Co Donegal, was arrested on Sunday at Gatwick airport.

He is accused of being responsible for a car bomb in South Carriage Drive.

Four members of the Royal Household Cavalry were killed as they drove from their barracks to Buckingham Palace.

Over 20 soldiers were also injured.

He appeared via video link from Belmarsh prison and was remanded in custody before a preliminary hearing on 5th June.


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