Judge halts Downey trial

Police forensic officers working on the remains of the IRA car in which the Hyde Park bomb, which killed four soldiers, was planted. Photo: PA Wire.

Police forensic officers working on the remains of the IRA car in which the Hyde Park bomb, which killed four soldiers, was planted. Photo: PA Wire.

The trial of Donegal man John Anthony Downey, who was charged with the murder of four members of the Household Cavalry in a bomb in 1982, has been stopped.

The 62-year-old who lives near Creeslough, was arrested at Gatwick last May has he passed through the UK on the way to a holiday in Greece.

John Anthony Downey

John Anthony Downey

The car bomb which exploded on July 20, 1982 as the soldiers road past on the way from their barracks to Buckingham Palace, killed the four soldiers. Seven horses also died in the explosion.

 

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