Wednesday, May 22, 2013

John Downey Arrested for 1982 Hyde Park Bomb: Man Charged Over 1982 Attack

John Downey, 61, has been arrested and charged for detonating a nail bomb in Hyde Park on July 20, 1982, that killed four soldiers.

The bomb was the first of two explosions that killed a total of eleven soldiers and seven army horses.

Four of the soldiers served with the Blues and Royals regiment, seven were military bandsmen.

The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) claimed responsibility for the attack.