Donegal man denies Hyde Park attack

Published Friday, 24 January 2014
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A Co Donegal man has denied murdering four British soldiers in a 1982 IRA bombing of Hyde Park in London.

Donegal man denies Hyde Park attack
The scene of the 1982 IRA bomb attack near London's Hyde Park. (© PA)

John Downey, 61, was arrested at Gatwick Airport in May last year.

He was charged over the car bomb left in South Carriage Drive, which killed the soldiers as they rode through the park to the changing of the guard.

The explosion also injured other members of the Royal Household Cavalry and killed seven horses as they travelled from their barracks to Buckingham Palace.

Downey appeared in the dock at the Old Bailey on Friday.

He formally entered not guilty pleas to murdering Roy Bright, Dennis Daly, Simon Tipper and Geoffrey Young, and a further charge of intending to cause an explosion likely to endanger life.

He remains on conditional bail.

© UTV News
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4 Comments
calling it out in ulster wrote (277 days ago):
@Eamonn If you are so certain this man did not do this then I can only assume that you know exactly who did.So feel free to tell the police,or are you just spouting republican propaganda rubbish?
in Coleraine wrote (279 days ago):
Hardly admit it now would he !
in The East wrote (280 days ago):
If found guilty because of the good friday agreement he will most likely only spend 2 years in jail max probably only 1 year and 1 on licence ,so much for justice
Eamonn in Belfast wrote (281 days ago):
The British establishment should stop this witch hunt and investigate properly this man did not do this. They again are looking for someone to lay the blame on.
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