Hyde Park bomb accused Downey is granted bail

Hyde Park bomb accused Downey is granted bail
A Donegal man accused of murdering four British soldiers in the 1982 IRA bombing in Hyde Park has been granted conditional bail.

A Donegal man accused of murdering four British soldiers in the 1982 IRA bombing in Hyde Park has been granted conditional bail.

John Anthony Downey, who was born in Northern Ireland and lives near Creeslough, is charged with the murders of Household Cavalry officers Roy Bright, Dennis Daly, Simon Tipper and Geoffrey Young.

The 61-year-old Sinn Féin activist, who was arrested at Gatwick Airport in May, is also charged with intending to cause an explosion likely to endanger life. He appeared at the Old Bailey today, where his trial date was put back to January 14 next

A car bomb exploded as the soldiers rode from their barracks to Buckingham Palace. Several people were injured in the explosion, and seven horses were killed. Seven Royal Green Jackets bandsmen died in a second explosion Regent’s Park two hours later.